The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa, including the sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines, focusing on the interconnected issues of democratization, development, health, and gender. The African Studies Center is located in the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC Campus and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Diversity Policy
The UNC Study Abroad Office offers numerous programs for students interested in studying abroad in Africa. There are 30 UNC approved programs offered in all regions of the continent, in addition to UNC faculty-led programs in Senegal, South Africa, Rwanda, and Ghana.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, Noon. Tate Turner Kuralt Building, Room 300, UNC-CH. Prof. Leila Patel will address the potential and challenge of constructing a democratic developmental welfare state in South Africa through synergistic state-civil society relations. Issues in policy implementation will be addressed including pointers for future action. Leila Patel is the Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa and Professor of Social Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg.