AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE DEVOTED TO THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICA, FOCUSING ON ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL ISSUES ON THE CONTINENT.
NYU Africa House is devoted to the study of contemporary Africa, focusing on economic, political, and social issues on the continent and programs in the arts. Part of Africa House’s core mission is to advance the understanding of the links between Africa and the rest of the world, through social, historical, economic, and other lenses. Related to this, Africa House has relationships with the African immigrant communities in New York City. NYU has a large number of professors and students conducting research in the areas of economic development, economic growth and macroeconomics, microfinance, analysis of the effectiveness of foreign aid, politics and political economy, and law and legal institutions. NYU Africa House regularly convenes high-level talks, seminars, and forums with African heads of state, ministers, and policymakers. Programs take place in New York City and in various African countries.