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EVENTS Issue 002

African Studies Graduate Program Celebrates 60 Years

The African Studies Graduate Program is celebrating 60 years of excellence. The celebration included a number of symposia, special lectures, receptions, and the African Studies Association's 56th Annual Convention.

Istvan Tarrosy, Ph.D., Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, and professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Pecs in Hungary, delivered a special lecture titled, "In the Shadow of China? USA in Africa Since 1993." The lecture was held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 2, 2013 at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.

Other events included "Reflections on African Studies at Howard University: A Conversation between Professor Joseph E. Harris, Emeritus, Department of History, and Professor Sulayman Nyang, African Studies," held at the Blackburn Center. A Roundtable, "Sixty Years of Graduate African Studies at Howard University," which featured current Howard University African Studies faculty; and a reception, sponsored in partnership with the West African Research Association (WARA), were held in the Blackburn Center.

For additional information, contact Oni Spratt at 202-238-2328 or

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