News & Announcements

Big Give and African Studies 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018

Thanks to all for giving big.

Grant Harris
Monday, March 5, 2018

On Thursday, March 1st, Grant Harris shared with the UC Berkeley community his insights on why Africa matters to US national security.

Cover of USIP Report on South Sudan's Renewable Energy Potential
Friday, January 5, 2018
Professor Daniel Kammen (ERG, RAEL and GSPP) has authored a new report, South Sudan’s Renewable Energy Potential: A Building Block for Peace, co-authored with Mr. David Mozersky and published by the United States Institute of Peace.
Leo Arriola and Martha Johnson, co-organizers of African Women in Power Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Leonardo Arriola, Director of CAS and Associate Professor of Political Science, and Martha Johnson, Mills College, hosted a workshop at UC Berkeley on 3-4 September 2017 for junior and senior scholars studying the role of African women in politics.

Washington Post logo initials
Monday, August 7, 2017

Leo Arriola and Danny Choi share insights on the 2017 Kenyan election on the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CAS Director Leo Arriola joins the editorial board for the African Studies Review.

Prison Writing of Goven Mbeki
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Center for African Studies announces The Govan Mbeki Fund, inspired by South African native and Geography Professor Emerita Gillian Hart and energized by Geography and Environmental Science, Policy and Management Professor Louise Fortmann.

Senegal's Women's Basketball Team
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley organized a two-day research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football on May 9-10, 2017

Photo: The Senegalese Women's Basketball team prior to Rio 2016. Most of the team members play for clubs in Europe.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Munyaradzi Makoni

 Munya Mahiya, a student from Zimbabwe, faced major challenges completing high school while enduring cancer treatments. Now as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Berkeley, he is studying disability and poverty with the hope of improving education for disabled students. He points out it's not just an African problem. "Globally, governments are failing to meet the basic needs - and particularly the educational needs - of its citizens living with disabilities," he says. "How we look at disability, distinguish different types of disabilities, and what kind of assistance is required for various disabilities will define how the education system can create opportunities for young people who often aren't included."


Christine with Eagle
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ESPM doctoral student Christine Wilkerson discusses how she used the Rocca PreDissertation Fellowship to develop her research project and decide fieldwork locations.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

This is our Spring 2017 African Studies Colloquium. Eleven scholars, all women, present a range of topics on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM in 223 Moses Hall.

Munya plays basketball
Thursday, February 16, 2017

UC Berkeley student and MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Munya Mahiya, shares his vision for inclusive universities. He make the case that inclusion of young people living with disabilities is a cultural imperative across Africa.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Leo Arriola
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Applications being accepted for 2 types of graduate fellowships: the Rocca Pre-Dissertation and Rocca Dissertation awards.

Jun Sunseri
Monday, April 1, 2013

Jun Sunseri's Collins lecture was held in Spring 2014.