• 2017 Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program Kicks Off

    On 29th July, the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) program kicks off its series of three sessions in Accra, Ghana; Kigali, Rwanda; and Harare, Zimbabwe.

  • Yale Africa Initiative

    President Peter Salovey announced the Yale Africa Initiative in his inaugural address in October 2013 and signaled that Yale’s engagement with Africa should be an important dimension of Yale’s missions of research, teaching, and service.

  • African Women Leaders

    In conjunction with the Women for Africa Foundation and with the support of Banco Santander, Yale hosted a seminar on strategic impact in leadership, governance, and globalization for ten African women leaders at the highest level of five African countries.

  • Engaging Young Leaders

    Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro lectured at the inaugural Yale Young African Scholars summer program for students attending secondary school on the continent and modeled after the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.

  • African Alumni Around the World

    Peter Mutharika ’66 LL.M., ’69 J.S.D. returned to Yale in October 2015 for the first time since being elected president of Malawi. He gave a lecture on “Democratization and Economic Self-Determination in Africa” at Yale Law School.

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