Duke Africa Initiative

A Duke University faculty-led initiative aimed at promoting cross-disciplinary conversations and pro

The Africa Initiative (AI) brings Africa to Duke's campus in Durham. The initiative is a faculty-led effort to connect scholars across Duke who have an interest in the countries and cultures of the African continent. AI encourages discussion about African politics, economics, society and culture and fosters interdisciplinary academic and research collaborations related to Africa on campus. Duke fa

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03/18/2024

You are invited to a Reading and Q&A featuring Louis Chude-Sokei the author of Floating in A Most Peculiar Way. He will read from the memoir and then participate in a Q&A session. The reading and Q&A are being hosted by the Black Archival Imagination seminar series.

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๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐  , ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ค๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ

โ€œ๐‹๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐โ€

04/04/2023

Join us for a panel discussion on best research practices: conducting ethical and inclusive research in a foreign country.
Followed by Malagasy food and music at 5pm

01/18/2023

Join us for the first event of the semester on January 26, at 12 pm.

Zoom meeting link: https://duke.is/bhcxf

02/03/2020

Working@Duke listed the African Film Festival as one of the 5 Free Things to do in February! Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University Film Theater. http://bit.ly/392H3od

11/08/2019

Photos from "Humankind: Past, Present, and Future" as well as "Race: past, present, and future" (and small group sessions with Duke University students and faculty).

11/08/2019

Legendary Paleontologist Richard Leakey Visits Duke | Duke Research Blog

Legendary Paleontologist Richard Leakey Visits Duke. Read a summary of events that took place on October 22.
http://ow.ly/WvNC50x5aiL

researchblog.duke.edu Hoping to catch up with an old friend who is a professor at Duke, Richard Leakey accepted an invitation to speak at the university on Oct. 22, though he โ€œgave up public speaking to a large extent many years ago.โ€ Leakey, age 74, is a world-renowned pioneer in Paleoanthropology โ€“ the study of t...

10/28/2019

On November 12, stop by the Penn Pavilion to explore opportunities for Summer 2020. Representatives from multiple institutes and programs will be happy to answer your questions.

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09/09/2019

AI-DAGPSA Conference Call for Abstracts

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students, and professionals affiliated to any university in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area are encouraged to submit an abstract for projects or research conducted in Africa or pertains to Africa-related topics.

Abstracts are due by October 4 at http://bit.ly/2lL5wuO or [email protected].

09/05/2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Propose a Graduate Working Group (http://ow.ly/Sgin50vYa3W) by 5PM Monday, 9/16. Get funding from Duke University Center for International and Global Studies Duke Africa Initiative Duke University Global Asia Initiative Asian American Studies Program at Duke University

09/05/2019

Do you speak Swahili? Are you studying the language?

Join us for the first meeting of the Swahili Roundtable! Come to use or maintain your language skills, or just to enjoy some East African cuisine. Palace International Restaurant, 17 September, 7:30PM.

Please RSVP to [email protected]

09/03/2019

Student Opportunities | Duke University Center for International and Global Studies

The Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative is accepting applications for funding for small projects, events, and speakers organized by students. We envision supporting a number of proposals in the $500-$1000 range. Proposals are due October 4th.

http://bit.ly/2ks2Zp5

igs.duke.edu AI Student Awards The Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative funds small projects, events, and speakers organized by students. We envision supporting a number of proposals in the $500-$1000 range that follow these guidelines: Projects must take place on the Duke campus or in the Durham communit...

06/05/2019

Faculty Opportunities | Duke University Center for International and Global Studies

The Africa Initiative is pleased to announce its call for applications to fund small projects or working groups in the fall of 2019. This funding is for Duke faculty only.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/2WKzwI9. Applications are due July 15.

igs.duke.edu Duke Africa Initiative Faculty Opportunities 'Africa in Circum-Atlantic Perspective: Feminist Performance Routes,' April 2016. Photo courtesy of Dasha Chapman.Each year, the Steering Committee of the Africa Initiative provides funding for small projects or working groups for the coming academic year...

01/30/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us today at "Research Africa Network: Opportunities and Challenges." To join the network, please visit their website at sites.duke.edu/researchafrica.

At today's Wednesdays at the Center, the team from Duke's Research Africa Network profiled their work and outlined the importance of a global academic network.

To find out more about Research Africa and to join the network visit: https://sites.duke.edu/researchafrica/

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11/16/2018

Duke University - John Hope Franklin Center

The second day of โ€œThe New Building Blocks of Developmentโ€ conference has kicked off in Penn Pavilion this morning.

Join us all day for conversations on global development.

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11/03/2018

This morning, don't miss the second annual Africa Initiative-DAGPSA Conference! Featuring Triangle-area students and professionals presenting on their work on social, political and economic changes in Africa. Join us!

11/02/2018

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Tomorrow! Don't miss the second annual AI-Duke African Graduate and Professional Students Association Conference!

Running from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM in Holsti-Anderson, the conference will feature Triangle-area students and professionals presenting on their research related to health, economic development and policy, and humanities in Africa.
Register today! https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVPh6SZeDmqeLs1

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10/11/2018

Tomorrow at 5:00, don't miss "Religious Communities and Religious Freedom in Southern Africa: Between Constitutions and their Conscience" with Muhammed Haron (University of Botswana). A light dinner will be served.

09/26/2018

Call for Abstracts for the Africa Initiative-Duke African Graduate and Professional Students Association Conference!

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students, and professionals affiliated to any university in the Triangle area are encouraged to submit an abstract for projects or research conducted in Africa or pertains to Africa-related topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and should give a short description of your project or research, highlighting how the lessons learned or the results of your research reflect the growth or changes occurring on the African continent. Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted for oral/paper or poster presentations.

Submissions will be accepted through October 10th and may be submitted at https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6JSqRVaoEewnQqh

05/18/2018

Faculty Funding Opportunity | Due July 1

The Africa Initiative is pleased to announce its call for applications to fund small projects or working groups in the fall of 2018. This funding is for Duke faculty only.

For more info: https://goo.gl/F3xrLT

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04/18/2018

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On April 28, join Duke African Graduate and Professional Students Association at a dinner celebrating the accomplishments of the African diaspora, featuring keynote speaker Dean Estella Atekwana of University of Delaware!

Dr. Estella Atekwana is an exceptional educator, great orator, and an extraordinary scientist. Originally from Cameroon, Dr. Atekwana has attained tremendous success in academia and is now the Dean of the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. She has agreed to share her experience as an African expatriate, and provide insight into how to overcome obstacles often faced by Africans in the United States in graduate school and professional careers.

To RSVP: https://goo.gl/S9sNoy

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04/12/2018

Dr. Cรฉlestin Monga, who delivered the Africa Initiative spring keynote lecture last week, was recently featured in Said@Duke! https://goo.gl/fT2Ws4

03/07/2018

"Africa is growing younger and younger. For the time being, 40% of the population is under the age of 15."

Professor Stephen Smith gives his lecture, "Africa's Scramble for Europe" to a full house at today's Wednesdays at the Center.

"Africa is growing younger and younger. For the time being, 40% of the population is under the age of 15."

Professor Stephen Smith gives his lecture, "Africa's Scramble for Europe" to a full house at today's Wednesdays at the Center.

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02/08/2018

Duke Global A to Z

We're honored to be a part of the new "Duke Global A to Z" from Duke Global! Check out this list of just some of the amazing international opportunities and activities going on at Duke University.
https://dukeglobal.atavist.com/duke-global-a-to-z

dukeglobal.atavist.com Sixty percent fewer elephants roam the African rainforests than did 15 years ago.Unsettled by the rapid decline of this iconic species, Duke graduate students have joined forces with Gabonโ€™s National Parks Agency to protect African elephants from illegal poaching.The students have placed GPS colla...

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