"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

9.20.2012

what I've been up to

Oh, hey, blog friends, it's been awhile. Sorry about that - the new semester + finishing a book manuscript + visiting Taiwan (more on that later) = little time for blogging. But life is getting slightly less hectic now, so I should be back to a more regular schedule around here now.

Among the many things I've been doing lately is working on a new project for my African politics course. We're joining forces with the fantastic folks at Project Diaspora to help students connect with and learn from leaders in Africa and the African Diaspora through a variety of social media platforms. You can read all about what we're up to here.

Project Diaspora founder TMS Ruge and I have been working hard to get this set up and we're excited about the project's potential, but it won't work if we don't have people from around the world participating. Please join us in an extended series of conversations about African politics, leadership, and the continent's future. We'll be hosting Twitter chats every Friday (starting Friday, September 21) at noon EST/5pm GMT/7pm East African time using the hashtag #projectdiaspora. Topics range from the role of technology to gender and sexuality to youth engagement and civil society. Please join in the conversation, challenge my students with your experiences and observations, and be part of a worldwide conversation. Hope to catch you there!

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