Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

News and Announcements

April 19, 2016

Come out and support Afropolitan 2016 in raising money for next year's showcase. All proceeds will go to making Afropolitan 2016 the most turnt, popping one yet. ASA is holding a bakesale consisting of various foods from the African continent, including puff puff, baklava, zobo and more... Come with love, your wallet, and an empty stomach!


Wednesday April 20, 1:30-6pm on the Lerner Ramps

Thursday April 21, 2-6pm in the Diana 1st floor

April 19, 2016

You can apply to be featured on The Lion Speaks, a newly launched media campaign by the African Student's Association of Columbia University. The goal is to collect the images, voices and stories of self-identified Africans. No experience necessary! Any self-identifying Africans welcome! Fill out the google form here to be a part of it:

April 18, 2016
Dear Colleagues from Institute of African Studies at Columbia University,
This message is to remind you that the Call for Panels for the I Congress Activism in Africa is running until April 30th. 
The Conference will take place in Lisbon on 12th and 13th January, 2017.

April 12, 2016

On April 16th, Tadias Magazine, an Ethiopian-American online publication, will feature the photo book Temsalet — a celebration of Ethiopian women who broke age-old barriers to advance in their fields. Editor Mary-Jane Wagle will be present for a talk & book signing and publisher Elias Wondimu will present Tsehai Publishers, one of the only remaining independent academic presses focusing on African literature and Pan-African voices. At the Schomburg in Harlem. RSVP at:


April 5, 2016

The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is an independent, non-profit organization, founded in Sudan in 2001, currently working in seven countries in Eastern and Central Africa. The aim of the Institute is to advance useful knowledge of the region and its diverse communities, bringing a better understanding of local realities to bear on social and political action. 



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