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ASC 10th Anniversary Symposium. ASC: The First Decade and Beyond

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Michigan African Studies Center (ASC). Since its founding in 2008, ASC has successfully deepened, and brought higher visibility to, longstanding U-M/Africa institutional partnerships, especially in Ghana and South Africa, and supported new collaborations with universities in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Liberia, and Uganda (to name a few).

Our major commemorative event will be a three-day symposium entitled, “ASC: The First Decade and Beyond.” The symposium will provide a glimpse into an environment rich in collaborations, research, and engagement in and about Africa, highlighting projects that have truly transformed our engagement with Africa over the last ten years, and setting a foundation as we envision our way forward.

Featured events include:
» Panels of faculty and African partners representing ASC’s initiatives—African Heritage and Humanities Initiative, African Social Research Initiative, STEM-Africa, Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium, and the U-M African Presidential Scholars program;

» Poster presentations by current students;
» Roundtable featuring U-M alumni living and working in Africa

» Presidential Panel with Mark Schlissel, University of Michigan (current); Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan (2002-2014); Emmet Dennis, University of Liberia (2008-2017); James Duderstadt, University of Michigan (1988-1996); Uphie Chinje Melo, University of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon (current); Ophelia Weeks, University of Liberia (current)

ASC’s 10th-year anniversary symposium is made possible with the generous support of our cosponsors and donors: Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, International Institute, Institute for Social Research, LSA Opportunity Hub, Office of the Provost, Rackham Graduate School, and Researching Fresh Solutions to the Energy/Water/Food Challenge in Resource Constrained Environments (REFRESCH)

All events are free and open to the public. Registration requested at:
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When and Where

Map Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Fourth Floor

March 2018

2:00pm - 7:00pm
9:30am - 6:00pm

Map Weiser Hall - 10th Floor

9:30am - 8:00pm

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