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Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent.

Spring 2019 Schedule (PDF)
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.*

Seminars are also live-streamed at

Recent Seminars can be watched at

*(Please confirm as individual dates and times may change)
International Center, Room 201

Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

Upcoming Speaker(s)

January 24

Cynthia Donovan and David Tschirley, Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, MSU Faculty

“Dynamics of African Food Systems and Diets”

January 31

Msia Kibona Clark, African Studies at Howard University

"Gender, Sexuality and Hip Hop in Africa"

(Copies of Dr. Clark's Hip Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers will be available for purchase)

Past Episodes

View all of the Eye on Africa past episodes and past speakers.