Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

October 30, 2013
First Lecture in the Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series
October 18, 2013

Dr. Elisabeth King visited the institute on the 1st of October to present her research on the Rwandan education system in preparation for the release of her book, From Classroom to Conflict in Rwanda.

September 12, 2013

Melissa Graboyes, the Assistant Director of the African Studies program at the University of Oregon, visited the institute on September 12th, 2013 to speak about her research on blood economies in East Africa.

September 10, 2013

Leitner Fellowship recipient Omoyeni Olanrewaju Clement describes his eight-week intensive Yoruba language course in one of Nigeria's most historical institutions, the University of Ibadan.

June 30, 2013

"We don’t live in a world of heroes, but at rare moments we celebrate those who emerge from the shadows to push them further back. I don’t know if Nelson Mandela has heroes. He must have.

April 1, 2013

In this blog entry, Gregory Mann reflects on the Courrier Internationa's recent issue "Afrique 3.0". This article originally appeared on "Africa is a Country".

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March 27, 2013

Elise Knutsen highlights President Macky Sall's battle against corruption. This article originally appeared in "The Atlantic".

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March 23, 2013
Ngala Chome, a student of African Politics, explains the ethnic-based politics behind the Kenyan elections.
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March 23, 2013
Kathleen Klaus, a PhD candidate in Political Science, explains how the land allocation process shapes political incentive structures in Kenya.
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March 22, 2013
Professor Gregory Mann writes his latest reflections from Mali.
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