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Distinguished Africanist Scholar

Dennis Brutus

Each semester, the Institute for African Development sponsors a Distinguished Africanist Scholar visit to Cornell.

The invited scholar makes a public presentation (free and open to the Cornell and surrounding community) that shares exciting perspectives on contemporary African issues, challenges, and future policy directions.

The program enriches the Cornell community by:

  • Sharing knowledge and direct experiences of specific development issues in Africa.
  • Creating opportunities for networking and extended collaborations between the university and the scholar or other academic institutions in Africa.

The Distinguished Africanist Scholar possesses significant depth of knowledge and experience in an academic field specifically related to development in Africa. The scholar will also bring this expertise to one or more classes and meets with students and faculty on campus, sometimes also participating in a more intensive workshop or seminar. 

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