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Towards Sustainable Cultural Institutions for a New Nation

Elke Selter, Jok Madut Jok

“Towards Sustainable Cultural Institutions for a New Nation: Creating a National Museum and Archives for South Sudan,” co-authored by Professor of Anthropology Jok Madut Jok, was published in Museum International.

May 23, 2024

Citizenship and Bureaucratic Indifference in Refugee-UNHCR Correspondence

Lamis Abdelaaty

"'The Greatest and Most Important Human Right': Citizenship and Bureaucratic Indifference in Refugee-UNHCR Correspondence," authored by Lamis Abdelaaty, associate professor of political science, was published in Migration Politics.

April 9, 2024

Maxwell to Host 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Beginning in mid-June, the Maxwell School will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. 

February 15, 2024

‘Unearthing Africa's Long Lost Past’: Maxwell Professor Unearths England’s First Outpost

The remarkable discovery of Fort Kormantine by archaeologist Christopher DeCorse illuminates a critical period in Atlantic history. 

October 2, 2023

Doctoral Candidate Says Project Provided an ‘Extraordinary Opportunity’

Matthew O’Leary joined the team of archaeologists led by Maxwell Professor Christopher DeCorse in coastal Ghana this past summer.

October 2, 2023

Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali

Hannah Patnaik, John McPeak

"Does Community-Based Adaptation Enhance Social Capital? Evidence from Senegal and Mali," co-authored by Hannah Patnaik, managing director of the Maxwell X Lab, and John McPeak, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Development Studies.

August 29, 2023

Campbell Talks to Democracy Now About Opposing Military Intervention in Niger

"This military intervention in Niger is a consequence of the militarization of Nigerien society, when the society needs social and economic reconstruction," says Horace Campbell, professor of political science.
August 21, 2023

McFate Talks to RadioFreeEurope, VOA News About the Coup in Niger

“This is an alarming trend,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “The more coups happen, the more success they enjoy, the more temptation there will be for future juntas around Africa.”

August 11, 2023

BBC News Features DeCorse’s Field Work in Ghana, Discovery of ‘First English Slave Fort in Africa’

"We don't have that many details on exactly what these early outposts of the slave trade looked like, which is one of the things that make uncovering the foundations of Fort Kormantine interesting," says Christopher DeCorse, professor and chair of anthropology. 
August 4, 2023

Two More Prizes Awarded to Tessa Murphy’s ‘Creole Archipelago’

The book garnered the Elsa Goveia Book Prize and the 2022 Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize.

July 28, 2023

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