Africa Initiative

South Africa coast

The Africa Initiative (AI) brings Africa to Duke's campus in Durham.

The initiative is a faculty-led effort to connect scholars across Duke who have an interest in the countries and cultures of the African continent. AI encourages discussion about African politics, economics, society and culture and fosters interdisciplinary academic and research collaborations related to Africa on campus.

Duke faculty and students are also actively engaged in service learning opportunities, courses and research projects on the African continent. 

If you would like to be added to the Africa Initiative listserv for updates on Africa Initiative events and Africa related programming on the Duke campus, please email Meredith Watkins.


Africa Initiative
John Hope Franklin Center
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27708
Meredith Watkins
(919) 681-2293