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Friday September 27

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, addressed the Princeton University community on September 20, 2019 for a public lecture hosted by Prof. Emmanuel Kreike, Director of the Program in African Studies at Princeton. The event was sponsored by the Program in African Studies, Africa Summit Princeton, Princeton in Africa, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, Innovations for Successful Societies, and LISD.

Friday September 27

On Friday, Sept. 20, on the stage of a Richardson Auditorium brimming with students, faculty, and community members, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, spoke with Program in African Studies Acting Director and Professor of History Emmanuel Kreike about his presidential goals, the barriers to Ghana’s development, and the African Union’s role in continental development.
With institutional help from Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, students successfully launch first event focused on continent.

Friday May 17

With institutional help from Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, students successfully launch first event focused on continent.
  At a March 12 event “Remorseless Cannibals and Loving Scribes: Samples and Highlights from Princeton University’s Collections of Ethiopian Manuscripts (1500s-1900s)” visiting priests and scholars, and Princeton faculty and students shared knowledge about the collections. Pictured from left: Priests from Los Angeles, Liqä Kahənat Mussie Berhe of St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abba Woldesemait Teklehaymanot of St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Qäsis Melaku Terefe of Virgin Mary Ethiopian Ort

Tuesday March 19

Ethiopian scholars and priests shared their knowledge of Ethiopia’s ancient tradition of written literature and bound manuscripts with a large audience at Princeton on March 12.
Sambla balafon master Mamadou Diabate and his band Percussion Mania perform at Taplin Auditorium.

Thursday December 06

Sambla balafon master Mamadou Diabate and his band Percussion Mania were invited by Florian Lionnet and the Princeton Program in Linguistics to give a concert in Taplin Auditorium.
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 2019 in the Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Techniques in Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation,” undergraduates — some of whom have never before picked up a video camera — will be trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.

Wednesday November 14

Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 2019 in the Holly and Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, Global Seminar “Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: Techniques in Visual Storytelling on Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation,” undergraduates — some of whom have never before picked up a video camera — will be trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.
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Monday November 12

Join Princeton’s international offices in celebration of the many benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Education Week is a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of state and the U.S. Department of Education. IEW at Princeton is sponsored by the Davis International Center, the Office of International Programs, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Latin America, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Princeton seniors Zacharaiah DeGiulio and Wilglory Tanjong were named co-winners of the African Studies Senior Thesis Prize. Senior Ifeyinwa Ikpeazu was named honorable mention.

Tuesday June 12

Princeton seniors Zacharaiah DeGiulio and Wilglory Tanjong were named co-winners of the African Studies Senior Thesis Prize. Senior Ifeyinwa Ikpeazu was named honorable mention.
Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze, a first-generation Nigerian American, has undertaken two creative thesis projects — an original play and a production of the play “Eclipsed,” in which she played a leading role — to meet the requirements for her English major and certificates in African studies, African American studies and theater. Photo byDenise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Tuesday February 20

Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze’s development of the production of “Eclipsed”— which included an unforgettable trip to West Africa to conduct interviews of her own — is for her certificates in theater and African studies.
This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars — including “African Modernities: Culture, Politics and Citizenship” in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, with Simon Gikandi, the Robert Schirmer Professor of English.

Wednesday January 10

This year, PIIRS will launch four new Global Seminars — including “African Modernities: Culture, Politics and Citizenship” in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, with Simon Gikandi, the Robert Schirmer Professor of English.