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TOPICAL COMMENTARY


№ 10 2022

V-12. Is-3 2022

№ 3 (60) 2022

RESEARCHING THE ANGLO-BOER WAR OF 1899–1902: THE PRACTICE AND THE FUTURE
November 9, 2022
Conference program
LIBERIA YESTERDAY AND TODAY: 200 YEARS OF INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENT
November 16, 2022
BETWEEN PROMISE AND PERIL: AFRICAN SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
June 28, 2022
PARTNERSHIP OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION WITH THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES
March 29, 2022
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First Director Ivan Potekhin (1959-1964)
and distinguished African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois

The Institute for African Studies (IAS) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is Russia's leading academic research centre for African Studies and is considered to be among the most distinguished world institutions in this field. The IAS was founded in October 1959, on the eve of the collapse of the colonial system. The transformation of the political map of the world resulting from the emergence of several dozen independent states and the associated fundamental shift in the international situation demanded a thorough and detailed analysis, the implementation of which was entrusted to the newly created IAS.

Vasiliy Solodovnikov - Director from 1964 to 1976

The founder and the first Director of the Institute was Ivan Potekhin, who was succeeded in this capacity by Corresponding Members of the RAS Vasiliy Solodovnikov and Anatoliy Gromyko and Academician of the RAS Alexei Vasiliev. Since 2016, the IAS has been directed by Corresponding Member of the RAS Irina Abramova. Among the Institute's 73 research fellows there are an academician and three corresponding members of the RAS, 18 Doctors of Sciences and 43 PhDs. The IAS comprises 9 research centres, as well as the Centre of Information and International Relations, the Doctoral Studies Department, and the Editing and Publishing Department.

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