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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.

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.

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.