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Short Course: Research Development Group: Emerging Research from African Scholars

Research Development Group: Emerging Research from African Scholars

Full Day (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This short course will be an opportunity to engage with and support the research of a small group of Africa-based scholars who are alumnae of APSA’s Africa Workshops program, past ASA Presidential Fellows, or past ASA Carnegie Fellows. The full-day course will feature two theme panels (one morning, one afternoon) in which attendees will discuss and offer feedback on current research undertaken by 6 scholars, all of whom are based at African institutions. Papers will not be presented in a formal sense; rather, panel sessions will be organized to allow for intense discussion and feedback on each paper. Discussion will be moderated by two senior faculty from the US, with a goal of identifying key areas for improvement in pursuit of publication in peer-reviewed journals. The course is open to enrollment from any APSA member interested in engaging with these discussions and meeting participating alumni. The course is part of a larger collaboration between the American Political Science Association and the African Studies Association to support and enhance the networks between scholars based in Africa and the USA.

**All Short Courses will take place on Wednesday, August 30 at the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.**