Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

On April 7th, students from the Columbia Business School, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School and the Columbia College African Development Group organized Columbia University's 15th annual African Economic Forum (AEF).

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Wendell Marsh is currently completing his last year as a Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Last month, January 2018, Bard College Visiting Professor and author, Helen C. Epstein, gave a brief talk on her latest book, Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The conference Politique de la rue : Mobilisations citoyennes, violence et démocratie en Afrique was hosted in Paris last November 21 and 22 as part of Joint African Studies Program between Columbia University, Université Paris 1 and Sciences Po.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Brown Bag Series is a new lunchtime series of discussions on contemporary issues of African thought sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies. On Friday, October 14, 2016, Dr.

Friday, July 8, 2016

African Socialisms – Socialisms in Africa

Friday, July 8, 2016

Socialismes Africains/Socialismes en Afrique (African Socialisms/Socialisms in Africa) international conference, Paris, France, April 7 to 9, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

   The photos of J “Kitty” Moodley did not seem significant to those who saw the box of 1400 negatives after his death.

Friday, June 3, 2016

In 1964, as a wave of African nations declared independence, UNESCO began its first project to compile a General History of Africa (GHA) that would herald a new era of historical inquiry on Africa.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

“The Nollywood conference is about bringing together those active in Nollywood and those that actively study Nollywood.