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Strengthening U.S.-Africa Partnerships on Education

June 14, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:15 am EDT

U.S. and African institutions are prioritizing cultural exchanges, public-private collaboration, and strengthened university partnerships. There are growing opportunities for expanding international campuses, conducting joint research, and developing e-learning platforms with U.S. and African universities. Carnegie Melon University’s successful campus expansion to Rwanda, for example, marked the first time that an American research university offered master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff, and operations in the region—creating a model for similar institutions.

With the Biden Administration, U.S. and African universities have a potential partner to support and foster deeper collaborations. Please join the CSIS Africa Program and Howard University for a discussion on higher education institutions in Africa and ways to advance existing relations and forums. Our panelists will share their recommendations for U.S. institutional, African university, and the private sector commitments to seize this opportunity.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Event Partners


Paul Zeleza

Vice-Chancellor, United States International University-Africa

Janette Yarwood

Senior Advisor, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Krista Johnson

Director, Center for African Studies, Howard University