In the news: Fashion as fine art: African expression

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Associate Professor Victoria Rovine will deliver a lecture at Art Building West to address the innovations and history of African fashion design.

African Studies Program to host conversation with International Writing Program residents, Oct. 19

Monday, October 10, 2016
The African Studies Program invites you to attend their first event of the semester, titled "Writing Lives in Africa: A Conversation with Visiting African Writers ." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

Starting their own business to improve lives in Africa

Thursday, July 28, 2016
African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI

Mandela Washington Fellows spending time in Iowa

Monday, July 25, 2016
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is making a six-week stop in Iowa.

Mandela Fellows land in Iowa City

Thursday, June 23, 2016
A group of emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa has traveled to Iowa City, and the will spend six weeks engaging and participating in entrepreneurial education at University of Iowa.

Mandela Fellows to start UI visit Friday, June 17

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Young African leaders will participate in six weeks of business training and get to know more about Iowa

African Studies Program to discuss dockworkers and the struggle against apartheid, April 27

Friday, April 22, 2016
UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming baraza titled, "Durban Dockworkers and the Struggle against Apartheid." Featuring guest speaker Peter Cole, this event will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 12-1:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer

Monday, February 15, 2016
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. The fellows will spend six weeks in Iowa, participating in entrepreneurial education programs on the UI campus in Iowa City and also touring the state, visiting businesses in Des Moines, Muscatine, the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, and other cities.

Wake up for your rights

Friday, November 6, 2015
One group in Cedar Rapids is working to make a different for voters in Africa.

Sandra Barkan to receive Rex Honey Lectureship Award April 27

Friday, April 17, 2015
Professor Sandra Hackman Barkan will present a public lecture entitled, “The Elephant and African Literatures” on Monday April 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre (UCC). Barkan will also receive the Rex D. Honey African Studies Lectureship Award presented by the African Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public.

African Studies Program welcomes musicians of the Nile Project

Thursday, April 9, 2015
On March 10, 2015, the African Studies Program, a constituent program of University of Iowa International Programs, hosted a reception for musicians of The Nile Project. The Nile Project is a collective of musicians from the eleven countries through which the Nile River flows in Eastern and North Eastern Africa.

ASP Reception For Musicians of The Nile Project, Mar 10

Thursday, March 5, 2015
A reception hosted by The African Studies Program for musicians of The Nile Project will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2015 from 4:30-7:00, at UCC 2780.