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Africa 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