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The African Studies Program supports research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, bringing together a rich network of scholars in multiple disciplines, PK-16 educators, and community partners.

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Events

    Apr
    30
    Wed
    12:00 pm Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre & Ben Kraemer @ 206 Ingraham hall
    Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre &… @ 206 Ingraham hall
    Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Africa at Noon: Peter McIntyre & Ben Kraemer @ 206 Ingraham hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Climate Change and Biodiversity in Africa’s Deepest Lake Peter McIntyre Assistant Professor Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison     Graduate Student Limnology and Marine Science University [...]
    4:00 pm Lecture: Duana Fullwiley @ 8417 Social Sciences Building
    Lecture: Duana Fullwiley @ 8417 Social Sciences Building
    Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
    Lecture: Duana Fullwiley @ 8417 Social Sciences Building | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
    Genetic Indeterminism in Africa: The Politics of Fluid Science Duana Fullwiley Department of Anthropology Standford University Download poster (pdf) Description Sickle cell disease politics and [...]
    May
    2
    Fri
    5:00 pm Photography exhibit: In Ethiopia with Seeds @ Common Wealth Gallery
    Photography exhibit: In Ethiopia… @ Common Wealth Gallery
    May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    In Ethiopia with Seeds Gallery night Photography by Audre Rae A benefit for the Seeds of Africa Foundation Common Wealth Gallery 100 S. Baldwin St. [...]
    May
    8
    Thu
    3:00 pm Film Screening : Ali Mazrui @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    Film Screening : Ali Mazrui @ 206 Ingraham Hall
    May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Ali Mazrui: A Walking Triple Heritage Introduction and post-film discussion with filmmaker, Ndirangu Wachanga Associate Professor Media Studies and Information Science University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Download [...]

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