Wilson Center Welcomes African Studies Association to Washington

World's Largest Gathering of Africa Scholars to Discuss Politics, Health

Nov 11, 2005

The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to welcome the African Studies Association to Washington DC, for its 48th Annual Meeting, and to join a number of distinguished area institutions as local co-sponsors of this year's conference. The meeting will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, from November 17th - 20th, 2005.

The conference, the largest of its kind in the world, will bring 2,000 Africa scholars and policymakers to Washington, DC. Entitled Health, Knowledge and the Body/Politic in Africa and the Diaspora, the conference will provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to discuss contemporary issues and challenges facing Africa.

Over 200 panels will tackle issues such as the HIV/AIDS crisis, Africa?s role in the war on terror, environmental risks and degradation, the impact of globalization and new technologies on the continent, and many more.

Participants will include Africa Program Director Howard Wolpe, Fellow Sara Berry, '04-'05 Fellow Jesse Ribot and '05 Doctoral Candidate Fellow Lee Ann Fujii.

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