UCLA African Studies Center http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa Facilitate cutting-edge research about Africa at UCLA en-us Rwanda program of African Studies Center is profiledAfrican Studies Center (ASC) staff and UCLA faculty speak about their work on the ASC's gender education program in Rwanda. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=137649Visiting Rwanda to discuss gender equity in educationKatheleen McHugh, director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, discusses her recent trip to Rwanda and her work on the capacity-building partnership between the UCLA African Studies Center and the University of Rwanda College of Education.http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=136676Vinay LalVinay Lal is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He writes widely on the history and culture of colonial and modern India, popular and public culture in India (especially cinema), historiography, the politics of world history, the Indian diaspora, global politics, contemporary American politics, the life and thought of Mohandas Gandhi, Hinduism, and the politics of knowledge systems.http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=135795The life and times of MandelaA biography of Nelson Mandela exploring his early years, his political journey, the prison years, and his election as the first President of a democratic South Africa. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=135764William WorgerWilliam Worger specializes in the social and economic history of southern Africa. He has worked on historical representations of Shaka, the industrial origins of racial discrimination contestations between African and European over the meaning of colonialism. He taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dalhousie University. He has also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and Dean of the Graduate School at LSU.http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=135783Edward (Ned) AlpersNed Alpers is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies and after teaching at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania he joined the faculty at UCLA. His research and writing focus on the political economy of international trade in eastern Africa through the nineteenth century and the western Indian Ocean. He has served as President of the African Studies Association and Chair of its National Program Committee.http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=135737Merrick PosnanskyMerrick Posnansky is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of History and Anthropology, where he has been a faculty member since 1977. After completing his PhD in Archaeology at Nottingham University, he taught in Africa for twenty years, where he worked as Curator of the Uganda Museum, Director of African Studies at the University of Makerere and Professor of Archaeology at the University of Ghana. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=135738Study program in Morocco leaves teacher with an abiding love of Arabic Paulette Donald fell in love with Arabic during an African Studies Center summer study program in Morocco. Today, she shares her love of the language with her kindergarten and first-grade students. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=133057Summer 2014 Travel-Study Opportunity for Educators Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=132910Azeb Tadesse of the African Studies Center wins UCLA campus-wide staff awardDeputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/article.asp?parentid=132458