DESTINIES OF AFRICA IN THE MODERN WORLD
15th International African Studies Conference

Moscow, Russia, May 24-26, 2021
Conference Program

№ 5 2021

V-11. Is-1 2021

№ 1 (54) 2021

POLITICAL PARTIES IN AFRICA
Postponed for 5-6 May, 2022
Conference Series Internal Changes and Foreign Policy of African Countries
Call for Papers
Panels Accepted for the Conference
LEADERSHIP AND POWER IN AFRICA IN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT: STUDIES IN RUSSIA, TANZANIA AND BEYOND
March 1-4, 2022
Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in co-operation with the Russian-Tanzanian Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam
RESULTS OF THE ELECTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES (RAS)
AFRICA IN THE FACE OF MODERN CHALLENGES AND THREATS
March 25, 2021
Conference program
Conference Abstracts
AFRICA - A HOTBED OF INTERETHNIC AND INTERRELIGIOUS CONFRONTATION
March 18, 2021
Roundtable Program
NEW FRONTIERS OF TERRORISM IN AFRICA
March 17, 2021
Conference program
Abstracts and biographies of conference participants
AFRICAN ECONOMY: TRENDS AND TRANSFORMATIONS
March 4-5, 2021
Conference program
ON THE SECOND MEETING OF THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL AT THE SECRETARIAT OF THE RUSSIA-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP FORUM
February 17, 2021
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF AFRICA
February 10, 2021
Program
Abstracts
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First Director Ivan Potekhin (1959-1964)
and distinguished African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois

The Institute for African Studies (IAS) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is Russia's leading academic research centre for African Studies and is considered to be among the most distinguished world institutions in this field. The IAS was founded in October 1959, on the eve of the collapse of the colonial system. The transformation of the political map of the world resulting from the emergence of several dozen independent states and the associated fundamental shift in the international situation demanded a thorough and detailed analysis, the implementation of which was entrusted to the newly created IAS.

Vasiliy Solodovnikov - Director from 1964 to 1976

The founder and the first Director of the Institute was Ivan Potekhin, who was succeeded in this capacity by Corresponding Members of the RAS Vasiliy Solodovnikov and Anatoliy Gromyko and Academician of the RAS Alexei Vasiliev. Since 2016, the IAS has been directed by Corresponding Member of the RAS Irina Abramova. Among the Institute's 73 research fellows there are an academician and three corresponding members of the RAS, 18 Doctors of Sciences and 43 PhDs. The IAS comprises 9 research centres, as well as the Centre of Information and International Relations, the Doctoral Studies Department, and the Editing and Publishing Department.

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