The Institute For African Studies

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

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Almami Cyllah Fellow job in Washington, D.C. 02/05/2019

Fellows will have the opportunity to work on federal advocacy on human rights issues in the Washington, D.C. office of AIUSA. The Fellowship is part-time and requires a minimum six-month commitment starting in September 2019 and will focus on human rights issues and US foreign policy related to sub-Saharan Africa.

https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/19700-washington-dc-amnesty-international-almami-cyllah-fellow

Almami Cyllah Fellow job in Washington, D.C. Almami Cyllah Fellow job in Washington, D.C.

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 2/4 02/05/2019

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 2/4 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2Sb4OGV. Please note our Newsletter will be on a brief hiatus as we undergo staff changes. We thank you for your patience & understanding in advance!

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 2/4 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. IAfS is pleased to celebrate Black History Month (BHM), which runs from February 1s...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 1/28 01/28/2019

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 1/28 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2RTquHb

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 1/28 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On January 16th, IAfS in co-sponsorship with LEAP and MAIA held an event on MLK and...

Photos from Master of Arts in International Affairs at the Elliott School's post 01/19/2019
01/16/2019

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01/15/2019

Don't forget to join us tomorrow!

Get to know a new side of MLK Wednesday evening during King Week--it's not too late to register for this dinner discussion!
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IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 1/14 01/14/2019

Happy Monday, and welcome back from winter break! We hope everyone is enjoying the snow day, and will take some time to check out our Weekly Newsletter - 1/14 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2RtbkrV

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 1/14 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On January 2, 2019, Dean Brigety was honorably received in Jubilee Palace by the Pr...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 12/10 12/10/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 12/10 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2Px8QTT . IAfS would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Our Newsletter will be on a brief hiatus until Jan. 2019. We hope our students and faculty enjoy the break!

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 12/10 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. IAfS wishes everyone Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy the winter break with your f...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 12/3 12/03/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 12/3 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2AID9Bs

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 12/3 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On November 21st, Dean Reuben E. Brigety II gave an on-camera interview on developm...

11/27/2018

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IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 11/12 11/12/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 11/12 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2DftQMg

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 11/12 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On Thursday, November 8th, IAfS hosted a book talk on Inside Al-Shaabab:The Secret....

11/08/2018

Tune in now for a book talk on “Inside Al-Shabaab: The Secret History of Al-Qaeda’s Most Powerful Ally,” featuring co-authors Harun Maruf and Dan Joseph

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 11/5 11/05/2018

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IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 11/5 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On Monday, October 29th, GW students, faculty and guests joined IAfS and Stand with...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/29 10/29/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 10/29 for the latest news, events & more: goo.gl/Ku38S4

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/29 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On Tuesday, October 23rd, IAfS Associate Director Amb. Mulamula spoke on a UN Panel...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/22 10/22/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 10/22 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2EB0V7J

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/22 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. In co-sponsorship with LEAP, the Insitute hosted Ambassador Prudence Bushnell's boo...

Timeline photos 10/17/2018

Join us this evening!!

Today is 🌎, a day where we explore and examine the role of ethics in a globalized world.

Come hear from Prudence Bushnell, former ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, this evening at the Elliott School in honor of Global Ethics Day. Her searing account of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya provides profound lessons in ethics and leadership.

The event will start with opening remarks by Dean Brigety, followed by a discussion of Bushnell's book. The evening will conclude with a reception and book signing. RSVP online for tickets: http://go.gwu.edu/ged2018

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/15 10/15/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 10/15 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2P6I4FL

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/15 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. Paul D. Williams discusses his new book, Fighting for Peace in Somalia, featuring m...

Timeline photos 10/12/2018

Join us at the Elliott School next week for to hear Ambassador Prudence Bushnell's account of the 1998 U.S. embassy in Kenya bombing. Register online for tickets: http://go.gwu.edu/ged2018

Dean Brigety will provide opening remarks, followed by a discussion of Bushnell's book. A reception and book signing will conclude the event.

Timeline photos 10/09/2018

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya.

Join us at the Elliott School next week for to hear Ambassador Prudence Bushnell's searing account of the 1998 attack. http://go.gwu.edu/ged2018 The Institute For African Studies

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/8 10/08/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 10/8 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2RxB2bg

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 10/8 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining contemporary issues in Africa. On Saturday, September 29th, IAfS Director Jennifer Cooke and Associate Director Am...

10/06/2018

Join the screening and discussion of "Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram" on Thursday, October 11th!

This film revisits a shocking story that made global headlines. In 2014, 276 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement.

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IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/24 09/24/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 9/24 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2xzrcxj

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/24 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining the contemporary issues in Africa. On Friday, September 14th, IAfS Associate Director Amb. Mulamula and Dean Brige...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/17 09/17/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 9/17 for the latest news, events & more: https://bit.ly/2pdNArj

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/17 STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining the contemporary issues in Africa. On September 10th, Dr. Alain Tschudin, Executive Director of Good Governance Af...

A Panel Discussion with Bobi Wine, Ugandan Musician, Politician, & Youth Activist 09/14/2018

Join us on Monday, September 17th in the Marvin Center's Grand Ballroom for a panel discussion with Bobi Wine, musician, politician and youth activist. Other notable panelists include Maria Burnett, Director of East Africa & and the Horn at Human Rights Watch, and Robert Amsterdam, international lawyer and Amsterdam & Partners LLP.

Event Details & RSVP: https://bit.ly/2NPd7VW

A Panel Discussion with Bobi Wine, Ugandan Musician, Politician, & Youth Activist YOU'RE INVITED The Institute for African Studies presents A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH BOBI WINE, UGANDAN MUSICIAN, POLITICAN, & YOUTH ACTIVIST This event is on the record and open to media. Monday, September 17th 4:00pm - 5:15pm Event Details & RSVP • • Join the Elliott School Institute for African ...

IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/10 (Revised) 09/11/2018

Happy Monday! Check out our Weekly Newsletter - 9/10 for the latest news, events & more: https://goo.gl/xqGBzY

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IAfS Weekly Newsletter - 9/10 (Revised) STAY CONNECTED WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Stay connected with the Institute for African Studies, the Elliott School's hub for students, faculty and researchers who share an interest in examining the contemporary issues in Africa. IAfS Associate Director, Amb. Liberata Mulamula attended the The Diaspora Counc...

Book Talk - "Extremisms in Africa" 09/04/2018

Join us on Monday, September 10th from 3:30pm - 4:45pm in the Lindner Family Commons at the Elliott School of International Affairs for a discussion led by Dr. Alain Tschudin on his book “Extremisms in Africa”, and how it challenges both the efficacy and wisdom of purely militarised responses to extremist movements, typified by the Global War on Terror, as well as the cursory replication of international counter-terrorism frameworks promulgated by the United Nations and European Union in Africa.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-extremisms-in-africa-tickets-49861758863

Book Talk - "Extremisms in Africa" In this lecture, with commentary provided by IAfS Associate Director Amb. Liberata Mulamula and Visiting Scholar Jennifer Obado-Joel, co-author Alain Tschudin will discuss how his book “Extremisms in Africa” challenges both the efficacy and wisdom of purely militarised responses to extremist mov...

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