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Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and director of the program in African Studies, spoke to to TRT World News about the return of 26 Benin Bronzes to Africa.

Monday November 15

Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and director of the program in African Studies, spoke to to TRT World News about the return of 26 Benin Bronzes to Africa.
Two details of illustrated manuscripts from the “Täˀammərä Maryam,” a compilation text of miracle stories written about the Virgin Mary in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt, and preserved in Gəˁəz (classical Ethiopic) between 1300 and the present. Photos courtesy of Princeton University Library

Friday August 20

Wendy Belcher, professor of comparative literature and African American studies, has been awarded two major grants, totaling over $600,000, from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Leonard Wantchekon   Photo courtesy of Leonard Wantchekon

Thursday August 20

In 2014, Princeton professor Leonard Wantchekon opened the doors to what is now one of the top-ranked economics programs in Africa. Today, the African School of Economics (ASE), with campuses in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, offers several undergraduate degrees, four master’s degrees, a Ph.D. program and a pre-doctoral program, all aimed at providing “a greater voice to African researchers and entrepreneurs in the debate over the continent’s development.” Now, Wantchekon, a professor of politics and international affairs, is bringing his experience building academic pipelines in Africa to universities in the United States.

Monday May 18

As part of the spring course "Critical African Studies," five seniors graduating with a certificate in African studies created a podcast, "Coronawatch," which reviewed the history of pandemics on the African continent, the current reach of COVID-19, responsed by local and global actors, and the economic impact of this public health crisis. 
The student organizers of Princeton University’s Africa Summit found a way to convene their community, in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, with an online discussion led by young entrepreneurs working to create positive change on the continent. 

Tuesday April 28

The student organizers of Princeton University’s Africa Summit found a way to convene their community, in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, with an online discussion led by young entrepreneurs working to create positive change on the continent. 

Friday December 13

Founded in 1975, the University’s Program in African Studies (AFS) is a subsidiary certificate program supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Currently offering over 20 courses with tracks in the languages of Twi and Swahili, the program is relatively small compared to its geographic counterparts — the East Asian, Latin American, and Near Eastern Studies programs. 
​​​Stellenbosch University in South Africa will confer an honorary doctorate on Leonard Wantchekonm, professor of politics and international affairs, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to change the world for the better in his respective field.

Wednesday December 11

​​​Stellenbosch University in South Africa will confer an honorary doctorate on Leonard Wantchekonm, professor of politics and international affairs, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to change the world for the better in his respective field.
This year, Princeton University is celebrating its 25th anniversary of research, teaching and collaboration at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County, Kenya, while looking toward deepening engagement for the future.

Monday November 18

This year, Princeton University is celebrating its 25th anniversary of research, teaching and collaboration at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County, Kenya, while looking toward deepening engagement for the future.
  Students in the Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation” made five short films as part of the summer course based at the Mpala Research Centre. Video still by Nicolas Chae, Ingrid Koester, Maende J, and Lauren Olson

Thursday October 17

Students in the Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation” made five short films as part of the summer course based at the Mpala Research Centre.

Friday October 11

The scientific verdict is unanimous: human survival depends on a planet rich in other species. Scientific consensus also warns that this life-support system is collapsing because of us. Documentary filmmaker Katie Carpenter is an award-winning storyteller about threats to biodiversity, and she’s a studied communicator who multiplies her impact through teaching, consulting and public appearances.