Thank you for joining our Book Talk with Paul Landau

Thank you for joining us on September 27 at our in-person Book Talk, a part of the Palaver Series, with author Paul S. Landau about his latest book, Spear: Mandela and the Revolutionaries. Our discussant was DaQuan Lawrence, African Studies graduate student and human rights activist.

This event was co-sponsored by Howard University Center for African Studies, the Department of African Studies and the Department of History.

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Saluting the HBCU-UNDP Africa 2022 International Distance Learning Initiative (IDLI) institutions

Saluting the HBCU-UNDP Africa 2022 International Distance Learning Initiative (IDLI) institutions and campus administrators!

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Biden and Ramaphosa Need to Confront Transnational Security Concerns

AUTHORS: Michael Walsh and Dr. Phiwokuhle Mnyandu
ARTICLE TITLE: Biden and Ramaphosa Need to Confront Transnational Security Concerns
PUBLISHED IN: cfr.org (Council on Foreign Relations) Sept 15 2022

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Congratulations to Tiffany Thames Copeland for the Fulbright Scholar Grant!

Tiffany Thames Copeland, PhD, a Howard University alumna, was recently awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. The Fulbright grant is a prestigious award offered by the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board members--appointed by the President of the United States--selected Dr. Copeland as a grant recipient. 

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United States Institute of Peace (USIP)-BPIA Mentorship Program for graduate students

Deadline: September 12, 2022

Are you in search of professional development opportunities in the field of conflict resolution or peacebuilding? We are excited to continue our second year of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)-BPIA Mentorship Program!

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Congratulations to Christine Kindler for Peace Scholar Fellowship

Congratulations to Christine Kindler who has been awarded a Peace Scholar Fellowship from the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) for her outstanding dissertation “Peace Conversation Circles: Promoting Agonistic Historical Dialogue in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” We also congratulate Professor Ezer Kang as advisor and affiliate faculty of the Center for African Studies.

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Cosmos Scholars Research Grants

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Cosmos Club Foundation is pleased to be again offering research grants to graduate students at area universities. 

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CfAS Awarded nearly $3M Grant!

The Center for African Studies at Howard University has been awarded National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants from the United States Department of Education.  The Center will received nearly $3 million for the 2022-26 grant cycle to support Africa-focused programming, education and outreach, as well as African language instruction.

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Global Acceptance Of Yoruba Language

Howard University's Fulbright-Hays Intensive Advanced Yoruba Group Project Abroad is currently taking place in Nigeria, now in its second week.

"On Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Kayode O. Adebowale, FAS, mni, said it gives him the delight to know that the Yoruba language is being spoken globally. This he said, gives the native speakers hope that the language will not die.

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2022-23 Arts, Business and Culture (ABC): Doing Business in Africa Initiative

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