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COVID-19 Response


In response to COVID-19 restrictions, all CIS Faculty directors and staff members are working remotely. Direct all inquiries/questions/concerns to international.studies@ohio.eduFor the most up to date information regarding Ohio University’s response to COVID-19, consult www.ohio.edu/coronavirus.

Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice Initiative

In line with our mission to educate globally engaged citizens and contribute to peace and justice in the world, the Center for International Studies (CIS) announces its “Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice” initiative, an integrative and evolving commitment to addressing racism and its many manifestations in the U.S. and abroad.

Our position paper, “Black Lives Matter: Center for International Studies’ Position on Social Justice and Equity,” which inaugurates the initiative, is both a statement of principles and an action plan. It prompts us to consider and respond to fundamental structures, practices, and sensibilities that inform racism, racial discrimination, and other forms of racial inequity, which range from the subtle to the stark.

 

Jeremiah Commey

AFRICAN STUDIES STUDENT HOROVITZ AWARDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Congratulations to Jeremiah Commey on receiving the Horovitz fund. Read more about the award here.

Ghirmai Negash, Director of African Studies

 

DR NEGASH'S STATEMENT ON A NEW PATH FOR THE ALA

Read Dr. Negash's Incoming Address as the President of the The African Literature Association.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS

John Ashietey and Fatou Drammeh were presented with the General Body Achievement Award by African Student Union (ASU).