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About the Year of Global Africa

Welcome to the Year of Global Africa! In the Year of Global Africa, we will explore MSU’s rich history and connection with our many partners in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora through diverse scholarship, engagement and activities.

The Year of Global Africa is an umbrella under which all Africa-related programming can gather. It's an invitation. It’s a celebration. It’s a time for reflection and exploration. It’s an opportunity to learn and to teach about Africa and its influence throughout the world.

Throughout the Year of Global Africa MSU colleges, departments, programs and organizations are all invited to work closely with the Year of Global Africa team to create activities and programs connected to our three core themes: global Africa, unity in diversity, and partnership.

Year of Global Africa Team:
Jamie Monson, Director, African Studies Center MSU
Kurt Dewhurst, Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives, and Senior Fellow for University Outreach & Engagement; Director Emeritus and Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage; Professor, Department of English MSU
Leo Zulu, Associate Professor, Department of Geography MSU
Stephen Esquith, Dean, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities MSU
Lisa Fruge, Project Event Coordinator, African Studies Center MSU

The Year of Global Africa is a collaborative effort between the African Studies Center and MSU's Cultural Engagement Council.