Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

IAS Opportunites

Second Annual Lagos Conferenc

The Lagos Studies Association (LSA) is pleased to share the Final Program of the 2nd Annual Lagos Conference holding at the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria between June 15 and 17, 2017. The conference will feature 41 panels and about 200 participants. There will be conventional panels comprising of four presenters, publishing workshop for postgraduate students and emerging scholars, book panels, and round-tables.

Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship- Oct 4-7, 2017

Call for Papers

The Centre for International Business Advancement at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is hosting the 8th Annual Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference from October 4-7, 2017 at VCU, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
A “Call for Papers” and other conference details can be found at
We hope to see you and any of your colleagues who might be interested, at the conference as paper presenters or participants as we discuss important and ground breaking dimensions of doing business in Africa.



Students of African languages are invited to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer (2014) and academic year (2014-2015) study of Zulu, Arabic, Swahili, or Wolof.



IAS Fellowship Opportunity for Second Year SIPA MIA/MPA students: each year, the IAS selects a SIPA MIA/MPA student in their second year to work as the Institute’s Program Assistant (also known as the Departmental Research Assistant). The position involves 15 hours per week of support throughout the academic year with event management and publicity. In exchange, the Program Assistant receives a stipend and financial support towards tuition. The competition for this fellowship is announced in the spring of every year.