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Kermit Washington and panel discuss hunger in Africa

The Africa Council is a group of scholars at American University whose research pertains to any part of the continent of Africa. We meet periodically to host a Brown Bag Lunch series in which our own members or guests from the Africanist community discuss their work on African topics. Our goal is to provide a venue for those who study African issues to communicate with each other and make academic connections in order to further their own studies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Africa Council is to bring together members of the American University community interested in Africa and to promote the discussion of Africa-relevant topics on campus.  The Council hosts events that allow for intellectual exchange and interaction with the larger Africanist community, which includes scholars, practitioners, journalists, and activists.  Our goal is to ensure that those already engaged with African studies can maintain their interests, and that those who wish to learn more about the continent’s multifaceted nations and peoples can do so.

Governance and Development:
Reassessing and Reinventing Power Sharing and Decentralization in Africa

African Studies Association Workshop, Annual Meeting 2011

Hosted at American University
Wednesday, November 16

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