Annual Spring Meeting
Date: April 6-8, 2017
Location: Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies 1717 Mass Ave., N.W., Washington DC.
About the Annual Spring Meeting
The annual Washington meeting performs the crucial function of bringing before AASP members a wide range of people whose responsibilities and activities affect African Studies nationally. Thus in any Spring meeting we will typically hear from those with African responsibilities at the U.S. Department of Education; the Council for International Exchange of Scholars; the Black Caucus; the Senate and/or House Committee on Africa; the Department of State; the National Security Council; the Social Science Research Council; the Ford Foundation and/or other foundations with major African commitments; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Kennedy Center’s African Odyssey Initiative; the National Summit on Africa; and TransAfrica, AfricaNews, the Africa Policy Information Center and other NGOs. The purpose of this concentrated dose of Africana is to keep all programs fully abreast of current national trends in policy formation, funding opportunities, NGO activity, fellowships and scholarships, language training, and other activities that impact AASP member’s ability to deliver training about Africa. African Studies programs from throughout the country can attest to the fact that information garnered (and contacts made) at our annual meetings led directly to their programs being funded from both government and foundation sources.
Past Annual Spring Meeting Agenda
John Hopkins University
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.