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Once again, Northwestern is hosting a cohort of 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders for a six-week business and entrepreneurship institute, but this year it will be entirely online. Northwestern’s program has been developed through a partnership between the Program of African Studies and the Kellogg School of Management and is designed to challenge, inspire, and empower these inspiring young leaders from Africa.

 

 

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies and The Block Museum of Art are proud to partner on the series African Heritage in Dialogue. In the first series of conversations, Looking Ahead with Caravans of Gold Partners, we follow up with institutional leaders and archaeologists in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria who have been fundamental to developing and presenting The Block’s exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in TimeVisit the PAS Blog for more information about the series.

The PAS blogsite is sharing Wana Udobang’s video series “Culture Diaries.” The series features African artists across mediums - film, text, fashion, music - discussing their process, inspiration, challenges, and personal stories. To kick off this partnership, the poet, filmmaker, and journalist joined PAS director Chris Abani for an informal chat about her "Culture Diaries" as well as her own artistic process.

Curated by Bimbola Akinbola (performance studies, Northwestern University), Queering Belonging is a 4-part video series that considers how community, family, and kin are being redefined and reimagined on the African continent and in the diaspora.

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