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The Elliott School's Institute for African Studies provides a structural hub for students, faculty, and researchers who share an interest in African studies.


Core Institute Activities
  • A high-profile annual conference that brings together scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and activists focused on Africa
  • Roundtable workshops and a lecture series that could be disseminated online, publications, and an annual prize designed to expand its global impact and influence
  • Collaboration on research and teaching with local universities and Africa experts in the Washington DC region
  • Development of innovative courses, policy, or curricular enhancements relevant to the study of Africa, among them primary source documents in diverse languages and formats and an extensive collection pertinent to sub-Saharan Africa