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African Studies Center

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Africa in the Global Legal System

Law School course by Laura Beny, ASC associate director, focuses on Africa in the global legal system

Michigan at the “Woordfees” in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Team of U-M researchers, including ASC director Andries Coetzee, participated in the Woordfees with a screening of the award-winning documentary, Boers at the End of the World.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

ASC provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.

Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage and Humanities (AHHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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