Institute for Global and International Studies

Africa Working Group

The Africa Working Group is a multidisciplinary working group centered within the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies that seeks to build a community of scholars, practitioners, and students who share interests in and expertise on important aspects of contemporary African studies and policy.

Activities: The Africa Working Group will organize an occasional internal lunch seminar during which a member presents his/her current work; develop one or more public events each academic year; and commit to furthering attention to critical policy issues related to Africa in the Elliott School, across GW, and with the public.

Topics include: U.S. foreign policy effectiveness toward Africa; African international relations; development, livelihoods, and poverty alleviation; humanitarianism, health, and human security; gender, human rights, and social justice; urbanization, population change, and the environment.

Group members 2012-2013

Semhar Araia

 

 

 

Chinua Akukwe

 

 

 

 

Sarah Baird

 

 

 

Nemata Blyden

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Brinkerhoff

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Cahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne Captain

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Carruth

 

 

 

 

Imani Cheers

 

 

 

 

Douglas Evans

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Graham

 

 

 

 

 

John W. Harbeson

 

 

 

 

 

Remi Jedwab

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Lubkemann

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador George E. Moose

 

 

 

 

Neely Myers

 

 

 

 

 

Khadidiatou Ndiaye

 

 

 

 

Amanda L. Northcross

 

 

 

Pierre Pratley

 

 

 

 

David Rain

 

 

 

 

Rajiv Rimal

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Sandberg

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Spencer

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador David Shinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Waldman

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Weiner

 

 

 

 

Paul Williams

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Contact Us

Email: igis@gwu.edu

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Institute for Global and International Studies
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Washington, D.C. 20052