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

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.

The symposium will feature President Mark Schlissel, President Emeritus Mary Sue Coleman, panels of faculty and African partners representing our presidential initiatives—African Heritage and Humanities Initiative (AHHI); African Social Research Initiative (ASRI); Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa); the Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2); and the U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program. There will be keynote addresses by Dr. Senait Fisseha and President Emeritus Emmet Dennis of the University of Liberia, as well as poster presentations by current students, and a roundtable featuring U-M alumni living and working in Africa.

For students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in participating in the Poster Showcase, please go to: to submit an abstract by February 9th.
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When and Where

Map Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Assembly Hall

March 2018

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

Map Weiser Hall - Room 1010

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9:30am - 8:00pm

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