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. It 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 organizes public events and supports curriculum development about Africa within the Elliott School while promoting attention to critical policy issues related to Africa  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 2013-2014

Semhar Araia
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

 

 

 

Chinua Akukwe
Adjunct Professor of Global Health

 

 

 

Sarah Baird
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics

 

 

 

Nemata Blyden
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs

 

 

 

Jennifer Brinkerhoff
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs


 

 

Eleanor Brown
Associate Professor of Law

 

 

 

Naomi Cahn
Harold H. Greene Professor of Law

 

 

 

Yvonne Captain
Associate Professor of Latin American Film and Literature and International Affairs

 

 

 

Lauren Carruth
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Affairs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology

 

 

 

Imani Cheers
Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs

 

 

 

Douglas Evans
Professor of Prevention and Community Health and Global Health

 

 

 

Jay Graham
Assistant Professor Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

 

 

 

John W. Harbeson
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

 

 

 

 

Remi Jedwab
Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs

 

 

 

Steve Lubkemann
Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

 

 

 

Ambassador George E. Moose
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

 

 

 

Khadidiatou Ndiaye
Assistant Professor of Global Health

 

 

 

Amanda L. Northcross
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health


 

Pierre Pratley
DrPH Candidate in Global Health

 

 

 

David Rain
Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs

 

 

 

Rajiv Rimal
Professor of Prevention and Community Health

 

 

 

Jack Sandberg
Associate Professor of Global Health

 

 

 

Jennifer Spencer
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

 

 

 

Ambassador David Shinn
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

 

 

 

Aisling Swaine
Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs

 

 

 

Ron Waldman
Professor of Global Health

 

 

 

Robert Weiner
Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration and International Affairs

 

 

 

Paul Williams
Associate Professor of International Affairs

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