The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic (summer) and overseas (fall) language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.
- AFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program at the University of Florida. The program is funded through the Boren Scholarship.
- For French, Portuguese, or Swahili, AFLI students must participate in fall programs administered by American Councils for International Education. Programs are in Senegal (French), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Tanzania (Swahili). These programs are full-time language and culture programs. For students studying Swahili, there is also the option to participate in an official spring internship, arranged by the AFLI program.
- All applicants are encouraged to request funding to stay overseas after the fall program is complete. With the exception of the Swahili internship, during that time, students participate in a study abroad programs that they identify on their own and note in the Boren application. These programs must include language study, but may also include additional coursework, academic internships and/or research.
- For Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu, applicants must propose an overseas plan beginning no later than early September.
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Application deadline: Friday, 14 August
The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its fall semester 2015 Internship Program. They offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs. All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. Currently they are offering internship opportunities in three areas. Download the PDFS to learn about the Middle East Energy Internship, the South Asia-Near East Internship, or the Western Hemisphere Internship.
Dr. Carrie Reed, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address this topic on Wednesday, 1 April at noon in 238 HRCB.
Reed is based currently in the Influenza Division after joining CDC as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer in 2007. She now studies the severity of influenza and the impact of influenza vaccination in the U.S. and consults on similar projects with partner countries and the World Health Organization.
While at CDC, she has worked in the field and in the Atlanta-based Emergency Operations Center during public health responses to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China, and most recently the Ebola Response for cases both in the U.S. and Sierra Leone.
Reed grew up in Arizona before completing MPH and DSc degrees in epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, a professor of French and philosophy at Columbia University, will present two lectures on Thursday, 26 February.
The first, Islam in Subsaharan Africa, will be at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.
At 4:00 p.m., Diagne will deliver Religion et laïcité au Sénégal (Religion and Secularism in Senegal) in French in B192 JFSB (EIZ auditorium).
Diagne is a professor of French and philosophy at Columbia University and previously taught philosophy Read More…
Fatou Diop Sall, currently president of the Commission on Gender and Equity at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, Senegal, will be on campus for three events in January.
Gender and Politics in Africa
Wednesday, 28 January
Evolution of the Family in Senegal
in French, sponsored by the French Department
Women’s Rights vs. Traditions in West Africa
sponsored by Women’s Studies
A renowned sociologist in West Africa, Sall specializes in family and gender issues.
She was a visiting scholar at the University of Kansas (2008) and at the New College of Florida (2006) and the recipient of a Fulbright grant at the University of Wisconsin (2003).
Sall is the founding director of GESTES, a research group on gender and societies, and a researcher with Afrobarometer and CODESRIA.
She is the author of several studies on human rights and the violations of women’s rights in Africa.