Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the mainstream media, Africa is commonly framed in terms of conflict, famine and extreme poverty.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
An in-depth review of the September 2015 Islam and World Peace conference, including the themes of violence and non-violence in Sufism; religious thought and practices; gender, diversity and education; and a final session on religion, politics and society.