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ASC 15th Anniversary Conference. Higher Education in the 21st Century: Keys to US-Africa Partnership

Opening & Keynote Speakers: Santa Ono (University of Michigan), Mary Catherine Phee (U.S. Department of State Bureau of African Affairs), Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe (Nigeria’s National Capital) Debbie Dingell (Michigan’s 6th Congressional District), Sarah Mosoe
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:00 AM-6:30 PM
1010 Weiser Hall Map
This two-day conference will feature notable speakers and panelists and explore the future of higher education, academic collaboration, and student engagement in Africa.

The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested. Please register at

~~~ Friday, April 5, 2024 ~~~

[9:00 am] Opening Remarks by Santa Ono, U-M President, and Omolade Adunbi, ASC Director

[9:15 am] Keynote Remarks by Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State Bureau of African Affairs

[10:35-11:35 am] Democratization and its Challenges in Africa

[11:35 am] Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe, Mandate Secretary for Health and Environment, Federal Government of Nigeria

[12:15 pm] Fireside Chat with Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe and Dr. Joseph C. Kolars, University of Michigan

[2:00-2:15 pm] Keynote Remarks by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Michigan’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

[2:15-3:15 pm] Engaging Higher Education in Africa and the United States

[3:15-4:15 pm] Archives, Open Access, and the Politics of Knowledge

[4:15-5:15 pm] Artificial Intelligence in Africa: Possibilities, Progress, and Caveats

[5:15-6:15 pm] UMAPS Alumni meet Faculty Hosts

~~~ Saturday, April 6, 2024 ~~~

[9:00 am] Keynote Remarks by Sarah Mosoetsa, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council

[10:00-11:00 am] Innovate Africa: Technologies, Opportunities, and Economic Possibilities

[11:00 am-12:00 pm] Technologies, Climate Change, and Politics of Extraction in Africa

[1:00-2:00 pm] New Frontiers of Data Research & Health in Africa

[2:00-3:00 pm] Climate Change, Conflict, and Social Media in Africa

[3:15-4:15 pm] Decolonizing Ancient History and Archeology in Africa

[4:15 pm] Keynote Remarks by Judd B. Devermont, Kupanda Capital and former Special Assistant to President Joe Biden

[5:15 pm] Closing Address by Omolade Adunbi, ASC Director

Thank you to the following cosponsors for making the 15th-year conference possible.

Center for Global Health Equity; Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Department of History; Department of Anthropology; Department of English; Global Islamic Studies Center; International Institute; LSA Office of the Dean; LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Office of the Vice President for Research; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Office of the Provost Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Office of the Provost Engaged Learning
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: africa, african diaspora, Anthropology, archives, Area Studies, Art History, Discussion, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Geopolitics, Higher Education, Information and Technology, innovation, international institute, Public Health
Source: Happening @ Michigan from African Studies Center, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, International Institute, Global Islamic Studies Center, U-M Office of Research, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of English Language and Literature, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Center for Global Health Equity
Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, April 6, 2024 9:00 AM-6:30 PM  (Last)