Africa Table

About

Students getting food from table

The Center for African Studies hosts its weekly lecture series Africa Table every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm in 123 Encina Hall, 615 Crothers Way on Stanford's Campus. 

Africa Table has been held on the same day, at the same time for over 30 years, hosting speakers from around the world on topics ranging from hip-hop to public health, generating lively discussions. Over the years CAS's growing number of students, faculty, staff, and community members has flourished. We look forward to welcoming you to learn with us at one of Stanford's most successful and attended lecture series.

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Student Reflection

"My favorite event hosted by CAS is the weekly Africa Table.  I have learnt a lot from speakers on many different topics about and related to various countries and communities within Africa. Africa Table has been a great opportunity to learn outside of class. I like that I can get up to date on academic, social, and political developments on the continent and simultaneously have a midweek check in with my favorite people on campus. One of my favorite  Africa Table talks was about the colonial era looting of art from the Senufo region in West Africa to Europe. There is so much about Africa that I have learnt at Africa Table that I would never have the opportunity to learn elsewhere. The food is always fantastic as well."
-CHARLES MULEMI, B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE ‘17

 

Upcoming Events

April
17
Date
Wed April 17th 2024, 12:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 123

There is a Rwandan saying, "When you are well, you belong to yourself. But when you are sick, you belong to your family."

April
24
Date
Wed April 24th 2024, 12:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 123

Join us for a special Africa Table session featuring graduate students' work, including presentations by Zahra Fazal and Venolia Rabodiba.

Past Events

April
3
Date
Wed April 3rd 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 426

Professor John R.

February
7
Date
Wed February 7th 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
123

In this presentation I discuss spatial strategies through which capitalism continues its accumulation through invisible and devalued work of social reproduction…

January
24
Date
Wed January 24th 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
123

For the last 120 years Nairobi has been thought of as a city of temporary migrants.

October
25
Date
Wed October 25th 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 123

Before the rise of sugar production in the Americas and Caribbean, Saʿdian Morocco (1541-1631) briefly prevailed as one of the world’s top producers and exporters of sugar.

October
11
Date
Wed October 11th 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 123

Africa has become a major platform from which to analyse and understand China's growing influence in the global South. Yet, the impact of their historical relationship has been largely overlooked…

April
21
Date
Wed April 21st 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker
Ken Opalo

A large literature documents the electoral benefits of clientelistic and programmatic policies in low-income states.

March
17
Date
Wed March 17th 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am
Speaker
Adrian Jjuuko

In recent years, some African countries have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation while others have proposed draconian anti-gay laws.

November
4
Date
Wed November 4th 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
This event will be held online

In dominant-party states, why do individuals vote in elections with foregone conclusions when they are neither bought nor coerced? In this Africa Table discussion, Dr.

October
7
Date
Wed October 7th 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
This event will be held online

Outsiders often perceive Africa as a continent in crisis, and many blame Africans for their plight.  Schmidt challenges this position, arguing that many current crises are the result of…

February
26
Date
Wed February 26th 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
-DR. SARA LOWES-

123 ENCINA COMMONS
615 CROTHERS WAY
STANFORD, CA 94305

Between 1921 and 1956, French colonial governments organized medical campaigns to treat and prevent sleeping sickness.