“Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa” is a Fully-Funded Faculty Development Seminar. Based in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar but also visiting the historic towns of Toubacouta and Saint- Louis, this seminar will grapple with the complexities of diversity, religion, and migration in contemporary West Africa.
As these issues attract greater attention across the globe, it is critical that American educators be able to interpret them for students eager to understand the rapid changes taking place in both the larger world and their own communities.
This two-week seminar geared towards faculty at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions will feature lectures, panels, film screenings, and discussions on the history, culture, economy, and political life of Senegal, with a special emphasis on the country’s spiritual diversity and interreligious dialogue and tolerance. In addition, the seminar will explore the region’s growing transnational movements and their impact on society and especially young people.
The program is only open to faculty members and administrators at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions. Awarded faculty to this competitive program will receive round-trip travel, accommodation, and meals. Applicants are required to have a valid passport (or have submitted a passport application) before applying to this program.
Applications due September 30, 2019.