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Greetings from the Outgoing President, 2012-14

Dear ASRF community, Warm greetings from Ithaca, New York! In October 2014, we will convene our annual ASRF meeting in the shadows of the Ebola health emergency and terrorist crises that continue to devastate several parts of Africa. Here in the USA, the unjustified killing of a young black man in Ferguson by police gave … Continue reading

“The Call of Chibok” – Musings on the “Bring Back our Girls” Protests and Academia

June 6, 2014 Dear ASRF community, warm greetings from Ithaca, New York.  I hope you have had a wonderful year so far. These are trying times for African societies.  The ongoing violence in many countries has personally affected some ASRF members and raises difficult questions for us all. For me, the Boko Haram crisis in … Continue reading

Day of the African Child Rallies- Bring Back our Girls

Wherever you are located, we remind ASRF members of the June 16 memorial day to celebrate and fight for the future of the African Child. “Bring Back our Girls NYC” will host a rally as will many other cities across the world. Use this day to signify your resistance to the violence and exploitation that … Continue reading

Announcing the Sad Death of Professor Kwadwo Assenso-Okyere

The African Studies and Research Forum joins family, friends, and colleagues in mourning the late Professor Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere. Professor Kwadwo Assenso-Okyere was a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana (2002 to 2006) and a nephew to our own esteemed brother and former ATWS President, Professor A.B. Assensoh.

ATWS 2014: Association of Third World Studies, 32nd Annual Meeting

Announcement: ATWS 2014 Conference Theme: “The Coming Decade: The Role of Leadership, Institutions, and Culture in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East” The ASRF Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the ATWS 2014 – ASSOCIATION OF THIRD WORLD STUDIES, 32nd ANNUAL MEETING is taking place on Thursday October 16, 2014 to Saturday October … Continue reading

In Affectionate Memory of our Beloved Sister, Dr Chioma Uzoho (1961-2013)

Dear ASRF family, I am deeply saddened to share with you the news of the tragic death of our dear sister, Dr. Chioma Uzoho, in a multi-vehicle accident in Nigeria at the start of this year. Like many of you, I had the joy of meeting Dr. Uzoho at the ASRF annual meeting during the … Continue reading

Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) 31st Annual Conference

Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) 31st Annual Conference 28-30 December 2013 Chennai, India Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Dr. Jyotirmaya Tripathy Department of Humanities and Social Science IIT Madras Member, ATWS Executive Council For more information about the call for papers please follow this link to go to the website of the … Continue reading

Dr Evelyn Odunsi. October 14, 1953 – September 27, 2012

  Dear ASRF family, I am deeply saddened to share with you the news of the sudden death of our dear sister, Dr Evelyn Denise Odunsi. Evelyn Denise Odunsi (“Sandy”), 58, was the beloved wife of our colleague and friend, Dr Bennett Odunsi and proud mother of their three children—Benetta, Abosede and Ayokunle. A dedicated … Continue reading

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