Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

Monday, May 21, 2018

“There’s a quote I like from the philosopher Brian Barry’s book Why Social Justice Matters, that I have posted in my office and home to remind me why I study economics and focus on studying inequality within economics-- ‘Social institutions perpet

Monday, April 30, 2018

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.

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.