Olin Africa Business Forum 2020

Olin Africa Business Forum 2020

This year’s Forum will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, with the theme “Purpose and Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Impact in Africa.” Our Opening Gala, An Afropolitan Affair, will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Cortex Innovation Hall. Policymakers, leaders in arts, law, technology, entrepreneurship, development, finance, and more will provide insight into […]

First International Symposium on Finance and Social Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.

Pioneering work at the Center for Social Development influences financial social work in China

In a national effort to alleviate poverty, China has already invested deeply in financial technology (“FinTech”) to achieve financial inclusion. In this context, financial social work (FSW) is a good fit with China’s public priorities and the interests of social workers, researchers, policymakers and educators. Over the course of two decades, Washington University’s Center for […]

Engineering student expands emergency medical services globally

Zach Eisner, a junior in biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School, spent the past summer in Sierra Leone helping to expand emergency medical services (EMS) there. His organization, LFR International, works to provide basic trauma care around the globe. Eisner founded LFR International in 2018 with fellow WashU alumnus, Peter Delaney. Prior to that, he […]

Through financial literacy, empowerment for women

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. Women in sex work are at increased risk, and poverty is the most common reason for sex work. Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings […]

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Africa Speak: A Series

Join The Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for a conversation on their current work in Africa. This event series fosters learning and offers opportunities for collaboration. 4:30 – 6:00 PMBrown Lounge | Brown Hall, Room 112 For more information and to RSVP, please click button below. Africa Speak Spring 2020 Lineup February […]

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Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

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Assembly Series: S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture

Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Registration is advised. The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University […]

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Anthropology’s Alyanak named Volkswagen postdoctoral fellow

Oguz Alyanak, an anthropology doctoral student in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected for a Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to support his research on the social lives of working-class Muslim men in Germany, France and other European countries. The fellowship, designed to strengthen trans-Atlantic academic relations in the […]

Benjamin Akande, director of the Africa initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the Initiative's progress at its inaugural meeting April 23.

Engaging with Africa

April 23, Washington University in St. Louis hosted the inaugural meeting of the university’s Africa initiative. The Africa initiative was founded in 2018 to enhance the university’s impact on the continent through research, teaching and entrepreneurship. Benjamin Akande, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, reported at the meeting that there are 128 faculty members engaged […]

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Conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives

The conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives will take place at National Taiwan University on April 11-12, 2019 in Taipei. Following years of pilot testing and research, Taiwan has started a national policy of child development accounts, which is a major focus of the meeting. Three Washington University faculty are headline speakers at the conference: […]

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