Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Blog: Africa in the World

Exploring the African presence and engagement with the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Review of the Conference, "The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society" held at Columbia in October 2019.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Monday, September 23, 2019

The Institute of African Studies’ African Philosophy Working Group began in 2018 under the direction of Kai Kresse.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Adam Day is an adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs who will be teaching the course Engaging Non-State Armed Groups: Lessons from the UN and Beyond this semester.

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.