The spring meeting of the Association of African Studies Programs (AASP)(http://aasp.asrc.cornell.edu) will be held in Washington, DC, on March 26-28, 2009 at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. The annual spring meeting is a unique opportunity that brings together members of the AASP community and representatives from organizations that work on issues related to Africa and whose responsibilities and activities affect African Studies nationally.
The AASP is an organization made up of Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Committee Heads, and/or individuals who have the responsibility of organizing and/or leading African Studies programs at American colleges and universities. Members range from Directors of the large Title VI centers to colleagues who keep the flame of African Studies alive in quite isolated settings. Members may direct stand-alone African Studies programs, or perform African-centered activities within programs that may include African and African-American Studies, Black Studies, Multicultural Studies, or Global Studies. AASP's primary concern is to reach out and support all Africanists who shoulder campus responsibility for Africa-related activities. The purpose of the AASP is to keep all members informed of major national developments that impact African Studies programs. Thus, we meet two times a year, once for a one-hour business meeting in the fall at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, and again in the spring in Washington, D.C. for a 3-day conference.
At our spring meeting we typically hear from those with African responsibilities at the U.S. Department of Education; the Council for International Exchange of Scholars; the State Department; the US Congress, and one or two African Ambassadors to the USA, as well as organizations doing important work related to Africa.
There is no registration fee for the spring meeting, and the membership fee for your program is waived the first year your program joins the AASP. In addition, lunch will be provided on Thursday (3/26) and Friday (3/27), and breakfast on Friday and Saturday. If you plan to attend all or part of the 3/26-3/28 meeting, please register at http://fs19.formsite.com/twagila12forsite/form003053617.
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