DESTINIES OF AFRICA IN THE MODERN WORLD
15th International African Studies Conference

Moscow, Russia, May 25-28, 2021
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№ 9 2020

№ 3 (52) 2020

V-10. Is-2 2020

CONGRATULATIONS AFRICA DAY!
Union of African Diasporas of Russia
Embassy of the Republic of Gambia
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania

AFRICA: POSTCOLONIAL DISCOURSE
June 25-26, 2020
Yaroslavl, P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, the Center for History and Cultural Anthropology
Programme
RUSSIA AND AFRICA IN THE MODERN WORLD: NEW CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS FOR COOPERATION
June 4, 2020
Roscongress Foundation published analytical reports on the Russia–Africa Economic Forum
Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan
POLITICAL PARTIES IN AFRICA
Postponed for October 21-22, 2021
Conference Series Internal Changes and Foreign Policy of African Countries
Call for Papers
Panels Accepted for the Conference
The Round Table "New Trends in African Studies: Historical, Anthropological, and Gender Aspects"
1 October 2019
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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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