Monday, February 25, 2013

Student Spotlight: Shanah Lee

This post is the tenth in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
As a region, Africa is extremely diverse, and it faces a number of challenges that are unique to this continent.  The African Studies concentration at SAIS is organized organized along three broad themes: governance, development, and security.  Dr. Peter Lewis, SAIS professor and director of African Studies, discusses what makes African Studies at SAIS different from other programs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmV83HF274Q
You can also hear Dr. Lewis discuss some of the challenges faced by Africa here.
In addition to academic offerings, students in the African Studies concentration have the benefit of a regular seminar series featuring dozens of speakers and covering a wide range of topics, and many students pursue research projects and/or internships in various countries across the continent.
You can learn more about African Studies at SAIS here.
Thanks for reading!
— Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions
To read previous entries in this series, please click here.