AFRICANA STUDIES NEWS
Beyond Borders Program Centers on Africa
Following a successful inaugural season, the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) Beyond Borders global leadership program has selected its 2016 student cohort to work with HWS faculty advisers and students from South Africa to examine critical issues facing Africa and the United States. Representing several majors and minors, the participants are Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Susannah Berry '16, M...
African Lecture Series Hosts Benjamin Lawrance
The African Lecture Series at Hobart and William Smith will welcome Benjamin Lawrance, the Hon. Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair of International and Global Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as a guest scholar for both a campus talk and classroom visits.
Lawrance's lecture, "African Refugees, American Asylum Law, and a Global Crisis," will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 ...
HWS Students Join Model African Union
Two delegations of Hobart and William Smith students representing Nigeria and South Africa recently participated in the inaugural Model African Union (Model AU) regional conference at Colgate University where they joined undergraduates from peer institutions to address some of today's most critical issues facing the continent.
The conference, which connected members of the New York Six Liberal A...
New Perspectives on African Literature
The African Literature Association (ALA) - headquartered at Hobart and William Smith - will welcome several guest scholars for the symposium, "New Perspectives on African Literature," which will feature both fiction and poetry along with scholarly works on African literature and contemporary literature of the African diaspora. Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Friday, Nov....
Students, Alums Join Peace Corps
Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch '15, Emily Surprenant '15, Anna Dorman '14 and Nicolas Walker '13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace Corps, continuing a fruitful connection between the Colleges and the renowned international service organization. The four will begin their stateside training this summer before embarking on a two-year service...