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Director's Welcome

Dr. Leo Zulu

Welcome to the MSU African Studies Center website! Here you can learn about the history of our African Studies program, founded in 1955. Our initial partnership with the University of Nsukka in Nigeria in 1960 launched a spirit of cooperation and re-imagined equitable partnerships with the African continent that continue today.

We are proud of our legacy of African Studies at MSU, where the study of Africa links classroom learning with community and global engagement; where academic excellence and social activism go hand in hand; and where our excellent faculty not only carry out cutting edge research but also turn research into practice to address real world challenges and transform lives.

Please take a look at the wonderful programs we offer, including:

And if you are in East Lansing, stop by and say hello to us in the African Studies Center!