The Kansas State University African Studies Center was established in 2006 with the thematic focus on the political economy of agriculture, the environment, and human health.  Its distinctive strength is its broad, multi-disciplinary approach to African issues, linking the natural sciences, social sciences, and language study.  The center is built on the foundation of KSU’s key strengths in the natural and social sciences in the areas of agriculture, ecology and environmental conservation, and human and animal health.  This first K-State “African Issues Symposium” will launch a proposed series of bi-annual symposia sponsored by the K-State African Studies Center.

The Symposium will be held on the K-State campus March 30-April 1, 2009. It is sponsored by Kansas State University, the K-State African Studies Center, the K-State Institute for Grassland Studies, and the K-State Office of International Programs.  Details regarding the program, additional featured speakers, and other information will be posted on this web-site as they become available.  The deadline for registration is March 13, 2009.   Early registration is strongly encouraged, as the symposium will be limited to 250 participants.  Questions about the conference can be directed to the organizing committee by contacting Dr. David Hartnett.