PIER REGIONS African Studies East Asian Studies European Studies Latin AMerican Studies Middle East Studies

The Changing Face of a Continent: Democracy and Developments in Contemporary Africa

July 5 - 10, 2011

This year’s African Studies Summer Institute will examine some of the successes and challenges of democracy in post-colonial Africa. Yale faculty and other experts in African history, politics and economics will help to build the historical foundation necessary to understand the complex internal and global forces affecting contemporary Africa. Through lectures, films, and discussions, participants will explore a variety of historical landmarks in Africa’s democratic experiments. Sessions will include broad overviews of historical developments, individual case studies of nations such as Sudan, South Africa, Tunisia and the Ivory Coast, and curriculum-development workshops. Join us as we move beyond simplistic portrayals of Africa to discover the substantive and provocative realities.

To register for a PIER Summer Institute, please complete the on-line application.

For more information, please contact Aidan Kwame Ahaligah at aidan.ahaligah@yale.edu or (203) 432- 9903.

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The 2011 PIER Summer Institutes for Educators at Yale University are sponsored by Programs in International Educational Resources, the Council on African Studies, the Council on East Asian Studies, the Council on European Studies, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, the Council on Middle East Studies, and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with generous support from Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.