Seminar Program

The Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies maintain runs in-depth seminars in the fields of education, politics, culture, and history. From its inception in 2011 as a think-tank the Institute has attracted scholars and lecturers from all over the African world, including government ministers, diplomats, and academics. We have hosted Kwame Nkrumah’s daughter, the politician Samia Nkrumah, as well as the former foreign minister of Senegal, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, and ambassadors from South Sudan and other nations.

The aim of the seminar program is to produce well-read, well-rounded, and imaginative students of culture, transformed individuals, scholars, teachers, and activists. Our seminars are especially meant to attract professionals who have rarely studied African cultures, community activists, lay historians and ordinary culturalists who are open to discourses around the future of the African world. Usually those who are interested in the daylong seminars will register and pay a modest fee for a full day of training and professional development that encourage African excellence. All handouts are free.

The list of seminars for the upcoming year is found below. These seminars will give you a primary and basic grounding in the nature of African philosophy, the origin of religion, the foundations of science, and an exposure to the political and social elements that have constituted our current society. Leaders of these seminars, including Dr. Molefi Kete Asante and Dr. Ama Mazama, are well-published scholars who work at Temple University and other areas universities. Seminar leaders encourage a feeling of mutuality, trust, reciprocity, scholarship and solidarity with African interest.

We also have a cohesive and distinguished Afrocentric publication list that includes African Foundations as the basic work for elementary school teachers working in urban areas; baseline information for teachers in high school, and many publications by our fellows. These are necessary publications for anyone interested in deep discussions about Nubian classical examples for a renascent Africa and a progressive future in the world

Seminars for 2017

September 2, 2017:“The African American Educational Experience and the Political Imagination: A History of Teaching Truth to Power” 10 AM to 4 PM
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante and Dr. Ama Mazama

November 11, 2017: “Frantz Fanon, Steve Biko, Thomas Sankara, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah: Studies in Original Thought”
10 AM to 4 PM
Dr. Ama Mazama and Dr. Molefi Kete Asante