Connect SAIS Africa is a forum for the community of the African Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. You can find our regular university site here.

The African Studies Program offers an extensive curriculum covering development, governance and security across the continent. We draw on leading theories of international politics, political economy and comparative analysis in approaching this dynamic region. The Program offers foundations in the history, politics, and economies of Africa, with a focus on current policy concerns and emerging issues.

Students and alumni are engaged across the continent and overseas as professionals, entrepreneurs, activists, scholars, and development practitioners. Our community is involved in meeting the challenges of economic transformation, broad-based growth, democratization, political inclusion, and the management of conflict.