US Businesses in Africa
Recognises US companies committed to positively impact the African continent by contributing to socio- economic development while doing business.
Looks at how the competition between China and the US has played out in Africa and the ramifications for Africa’s interests.
Cities and Internationalisation
Networking and academic engagement on cities, particularly Africa-US cities as diplomatic and international actors.
Offers advice, intelligence, and insights to policymakers, corporate executives, and civil society, international organisations, individuals on specialised aspects of Africa-US relations.
Builds contacts and connections with African universities, think tanks, governments, businesses, and organisations as a starting point towards engagement with US counterparts.
Draws on cultural activities, such as populism, institutions, and artistic productions and practices to provide insights on Africa-US relations.
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for diplomatic work across communications, negotiations, mediation, consular services, and other specialised diplomatic functions such as economic/corporate, multilateral, and environmental diplomacy, among others.
Journalism and the Media
Focuses on theories and methodologies of international communication applicable to Africa-US contexts.
Old and New Diaspora
Analyses and serves as a platform on contemporary and historical African diasporic studies in the US and Africa across economics, culture, and politics.
Perspectives on the United States
Investigates and analyses the images, public opinion, and perceptions of the U.S. in Africa and Africa in the U.S.
Aims to improve the understanding of domestic American politics encompassing philosophies and ideologies, parties, interests, issues, and processes. A key activity is the development of an African policy framework towards the US.
The Teaching of America in Africa and Africa in America
Aims to introduce American studies in African institutions.
Builds contacts and connections with American universities, think tanks, governments, businesses, and organisations as a starting point towards engagement with African counterparts.