The Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, has hosted faculty from the Lehigh University, Pennysylvania, USA to discuss joint research, faculty exchanges, PhD supervision and collaborative-comparative research between the two institutions.
The six-member delegation was led by Dr. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Vice-President for International Affairs.
The Institute of African Studies, (IAS) hosted a public lecture on "Policy Debates: Inequalities and Africa's Structural Transformation."
Delivering the lecture, Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaran, a renowned Professor in Applied Economics, and currently Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) took the audience through a presentation on inequalities at the global level.
Following a series of separate conversations with officials of the Universities of Cape Town; Concordia (Irvine); Edinburgh; Ibadan; The Free State; North Carolina (Greensboro); and Bryn Mawr College, the Institute of African Studies (IAS) is developing collaborations for research, teaching and PhD mentoring. The IAS at is excited about these opportunities particularly since with the University of Ghana's current focus on research and graduate education we expect to be able to provide teaching opportunities for PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows at both the North and the South institutions.