Saturday, December 09, 2006


Dear Friends,For those of you who have not seen this, I would like to draw yourattention to the announcement about the hire of a Director for theIAS. Again, thanks to everyone for all your efforts. This isdefinitely the beginning of greater things to come for AfricanStudies in Columbia.
Best,Christabel DadziePresident, SPAN

Mamadou Diouf, West African Scholar, Selected to Lead Columbia'sInstitute of African Studies.Bollinger hails Diouf's hiring as a critical step forward inUniversity's work on AfricaOn December 7th, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollingerannounced today that Mamadou Diouf, a renowned West African scholarand historian, has been hired to lead Columbia's Institute forAfrican Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs.Diouf will also become a faculty member in Columbia's Department ofHistory."We are delighted to have someone of Mamadou Diouf's extraordinarytalents and admired scholarship to join us and take on theleadership of our Institute for African Studies," said Bollinger."His hiring is an important step toward fulfilling our goal ofmaking Columbia the foremost center for teaching and research, inboth theory and practice, on Africa—its history and culture, itspolitics and economics, its challenges in public health andextraordinary human potential."Diouf will join Columbia on July 1. He is currently a member of thefaculty at the University of Michigan in the Department of History,where he also serves in the Center for Afroamerican and AfricanStudies.For the complete article:


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