We coordinate and support a range of extra-curricular activities to produce, share, and deepen knowledge about Africa and its diasporas in a global world. These activities are also intended to build community by fostering intellectual exchange and collegiality. The Friday Colloquium Series is an opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and visitors to present their research. Initiatives led by African Studies faculty and students with the support of the Program are also integral to our activities, as are joint projects with other IU area studies centers. The special events related to these initiatives and projects include, but are not limited to symposia, workshops, and exhibitions.