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CFR 2019-2020 International Affairs Fellowships

Council on Foreign Relations
Applications are open for the 2019-2020 International Affairs Fellowships. The highlighted programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for mid and senior career professionals focusing on international relations. The fellowship awards range between $95,000 and $175,000.

Uganda Martyrs University receives books through Howard University

Howard Newsroom
The Cathy Hughes School of Communications, The Aspen Institute and The International Communication Association provide books to a university in Uganda to support a new library and communications department.

Listen to Dr. Msia Clark's interview on Hip Hop in Africa

Center for African Studies
Dr. Msia Kibona Clark was interviewed by Hassan Arouni with BBC World Service - Focus on Africa on her book “Hip Hop Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers” on July 18, 2018.

Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant

West African Research Association
Application opens for Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant on Sunday, July 15. The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research in West Africa.

Introducing a new radio show, Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience on WOWD 94.3 fm

WOWD 94.3 fm
This is a fresh new show, starting this Sunday, that uses the approach of ethnomusicology to explore the many genres of Black music from all over the world, from African American jazz and blues to Afro Brazilian Samba Schools and South African protest anthems

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival presents Crafts of African Fashion

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This year the Smithsonian Folklife Festival includes an entire series of presentations, workshops, demos, a marketplace and more, highlighting the incredible craft of African fashion.

CfAS welcomes the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows.

Center for African Studies
We are pleased to welcome the 2018 fellows who have been awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders.

Internship: The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama

The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama is launching a fourteen-week Fall 2018 Internship Program in Washington, D.C., from September through December. The application deadline is Thursday, June 28.

Congratulations to Gessie Belizaire!

Gessie Belizaire, a M.A. graduate from the Department of African Studies at Howard University, published her work "Unmet Potential". Through a historical perspective, the book tells the story and the struggle for survival of two developing nations, Haiti and French Guinea.

Job Opening: Curatorial Assistant

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is seeking a curatorial assistant for a full-time contract position starting in August 2018. Submissions are due by 1pm June 29.