Announcements & Events

Secretary of International Convention of Asian Scholars Pays Courtesy Call on New IAS Acting Director

Dr. Paulus van der VeldeThe Secretary of International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Dr. Paulus van der Velde, has paid a courtesy call on the new Acting Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Professor Francis Dodoo.

The visit was to apprise Professor Dodoo about preparations towards the inaugural and first biennial international conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-ASIA), which is scheduled to be held from 24 – 26 September 2015 at the University of Ghana, Legon under the theme "Asian Studies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions."

Dr. Velde was accompanied by two representatives of the Local Organizing Committee for the Conference, Dr. Lloyd Amoah, Lecturer at the Ashesi University, and Mr. Akunu Dake, Member of the IAS Management Committee and Event Manager for the Conference.

According to Dr. Amoah,the conference would be the culmination of discussions and a

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Former IAS Director Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree by University of Sussex

professor Takyiwaa ManuhProfessor Takyiwah Manuh, former Director of the Institute of African Studies, and currently Director of the Social Development Division of the Economic Commission for Africa, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

The award was in recognition of Professor Manuh's 'contributions to the fields of law, gender and politics'. Conferring the degree on Professor Manuh, the

Chancellor of the University, Sanjeev Bhaskar, referred to the struggle for justice, as well as the desire to change the world as distinctive marks of the University. He stated inter alia that Professor Takyiwaa Manuh, "scholar-activist, lawyer and

anthropologist, has made significant contributions to that struggle for justice – in her

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