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Mission Statement

The James S. Coleman African Studies Center is dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, ranging from cutting-edge research in the social, human and natural sciences to K-12 outreach and pedagogical reform.

We not only coordinate Africanist resources, but also generate critical dialogues and debates about Africa, showcase innovative films and exhibitions, and mobilize collective awareness of the pressing issues of our times, such as democratization, political violence, economic development and HIV/AIDS. We serve a dynamic international community of scholars, educators and activists pursuing a shared commitment to Africanist research within and beyond the continent itself.

African Studies Center