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Northwestern and Ghana

Northwestern and Ghana


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
University of Ghana
  • Cooperative Agreement > Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Research > Kellogg School of Management

Units and Groups

Program of African Studies

Guiding the study of Africa at Northwestern, the Program of African Studies (PAS) hosts scholars and distinguished visitors from the African continent and around the world. Throughout the year, PAS sponsors events such as talks, discussions, readings, and films.
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Herskovits Library

The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies is a distinguished collection of Africana that has become an integral part of the legacy of Africa and the African diaspora. Serving Northwestern faculty, students, and more than a thousand U.S. and international scholars each year, the Herskovits Library is the largest separate collection of Africana in existence.

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Global Poverty Research Lab

The Global Poverty Research Lab at the Kellogg School of Management engages in research focused on understanding and finding solutions to poverty issues around the world. Projects produce working papers and datasets and use a cluster framework. Currently, clusters are centered around three countries, one of which is Ghana.
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Student Groups

  • African Students Association
  • Afrothunda Dance Troupe
  • Alliance of African Scholars
  • Pan African Students Association
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Northwestern alumni are based in Ghana.
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This page features data and information from the 2022-2023 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2023. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.