Welcome to the Center for African Studies

A hub that supports and enhances Africa-related teaching and research.

Women's Empowerment Course

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African Language Summer Institute

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Experiences of Africans Escaping Ukraine

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Women’s Empowerment Lab

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Symposium: Crisis in Tigray

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Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom

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Black Internationalism Career Corner Talk

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Register for the Summer Women's Empowerment Course

The Center for African Studies together with the Center for Women Gender and Global Leadership and the Center for Financial Excellence in association with the United Nations Development Programme Africa Bureau is offering a 3-week summer non-credit course Women's Empowerment Course: Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy for graduate students, practitioners, and budding entrepreneurs in Summer 2022.
Course Dates: July 11 – 29

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View Recording of "Experiences of Africans Escaping Ukraine"

A conversation with activists in Poland who spoke about their experiences and the experiences of Africans and other people of color, who escaped the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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View Recording of Women’s Empowerment Lab

Howard University, the International Trade Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, the State Department’s Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) hosted the Women’s Empowerment Lab on March 15, 2022 to discuss the opportunities for and tools to support Intra-African and Transatlantic Trade through AfCFTA and AGOA.

Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, with remarks from the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, the Executive Director of ITC, and Howard University Provost, among others.

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African Languages

HU has the largest number of students studying African languages in the United States! Check out the courses at HU, study abroad programs and the HU African Language Summer Institute, teaching Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.

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