Mamadou Diouf (Columbia University in New York City)
Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne).
Institute of African Studies/Columbia University, le Programme Alliance/Alliance Program,
Institut national d’histoire de l’art
April 27th and 28th 2017
PLACE: Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris (Vasari room).
Burning Issues in African Philosophy is curated by Drucilla Cornell and Souleymane Bachir Diagne and presented by the Insitute of African Studies at Columbia University. It includes six seminars with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Paget Henry, Nkiru Nzegwu, Olufemi Taiwo, Nadia Yala Kisukidi, and Lewis Gordon.
The partnership project entitled “The African Humanities Project: A Collaborative Education and Research Program” between the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Columbia University and Sciences Po – Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) has been awarded a three-year Partnership University Fund (PUF) grant to launch a new Dual Degree MA program in African Studies between the two partnership universities by the Partner University Fund (PUF) administered by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) found
IAS Director, Brian Larkin, lead a research masterclass jointly organized by Sciences Po, Columbia University, the University of Ibadan and IFRA Nigeria that was held in June 2017 and again in June 2018. It brought junior doctoral students from all over Nigeria to the University of Ibadan and Kano for an intensive workshop designed to train students in the intellectual questions, methods, and writing strategies relevant for their future careers.
Morenikeji Akinade is a third year JD student at Columbia Law School. She was born in Philadelphia but raised largely in Lagos, Nigeria. As an undergraduate at Northwestern University, she had the opportunity to intern at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos, a joint venture between the Nigerian and Chinese governments.