Presentation new ASCL research programme and new ASCL professors

On 9 October the African Studies Centre Leiden will be presenting its new research programme for 2018-2023 and introducing its new professors in African Studies. Professors Jan Abbink and Rijk van Dijk, who previously held chairs at other universities, will be taking up their chairs in Leiden and will present their teaching and research intentions. So will Prof. Chibuike Uche, chairholder of the Stephen Ellis Chair in the Governance of Finance and Integriy in Africa. Jan-Bart Gewald, new director of the ASCL and Chair African History, and Mirjam de Bruijn, Chair LeidenASA and Chair Expressions of Citizenship and Identity in Africa, will give presentations. Marleen Dekker will be giving her inaugural lecture as new Professor of Inclusive Development in Africa.

If you will be attending the full presentation of the new research programme, please register at the bottom of this page. 

If you will only be attending Prof. Dekker's inaugural lecture, please register here


12.45 - 13.30: The ASCL and its Research Programme 2018-2023

  • Prof. dr. Jan-Bart Gewald, director African Studies Centre Leiden: Word of welcome; ASCL's new research programme; Chair African History
  • Prof. dr. Mirjam de Bruijn: Introducing the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA); Chair Expressions of Citizenship and Identity in Africa

13.30-14.00 Tea break

14.00-15.30: ASCL Chairs

  • Prof. dr. Chibuike Uche: The Stephen Ellis Chair in the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa
  • Prof. dr. Jan Abbink: Chair Governance and Politics in Africa
  • Prof. dr. Rijk van Dijk: Chair Religion in Contemporary Africa and its Diaspora

15.30 Tea break

16.00-17.00 Newly appointed ASCL Chair

Prof. dr. Marleen Dekker will giver her inaugural lecture as Professor of Inclusive development in Africa

17.00-18.00 reception

Date, time and location

09 October 2017
12.45 - 17.00
Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden