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The Ubuntu Dialogues Seminar Program 


The African Studies Center at Michigan State University (MSU) is pleased to invite applications for participation in the 2020 Ubuntu Dialogues Seminar Program to be held at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. 

The seminars are part of Ubuntu Dialogues, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded partnership between the MSU African Studies Center and the Stellenbosch University Museum. The partnership is geared toward a) transforming the function and practice of the museum as an institution, both within Africa and around the world; b) strengthening connections between universities and communities; and c) developing a replicable framework for universities to become dynamic sites for the co-creation and dissemination of knowledge and practice. It is conceived around transnational dialogue and engagement among students, faculty and community partners in South Africa and the U.S. The program is comprised of three main components: virtual student conversations; the dialogues seminars program; and a student exchange program.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV and an abstract of up to 500 words highlighting how their research or work will inform, add to, or complicate the concept of Ubuntu and related moral/ethical philosophies, world views, and value systems in the context of debates on knowledge generation within and outside of Africa.

The CV and abstract should be sent as one PDF file over email to Upenyu Majee at majeeupe(at) by November 4th, 2019. 

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