Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Africa Conference

On Saturday, April 25, the Institute will hold its first annual Africa Conference. We extend an invitation to all members of the MIIS community and all general public who are interested in African culture and positive development. Please join us for the first of what promises to be a great tradition of creative and inspiring events focusing on Africa.


April 25, 2015 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M


The conference will feature six key speakers. These esteemed speakers will discuss topics from four conference themes:

  1. African Arts and Culture: A Force for Social Change on the Continent

  2. African Women in Leadership

  3. Sustainable Economy: Models for Development and Economic Justice in Africa

  4. Africa Addresses Climate Change

Activities relating to those themes will include breakout sessions, panels, photography, art exhibits, and musical performances. Student projects and relevant organizations will also have a spotlight. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting and innovative ideas from the African Continent. We look forward to seeing you!

MIIS Professors Edgard Coly and Abdelkader Berrahmoun are the coordinating faculty for this conference.

Conference Details:

  1. Speakers and Keynote Address
  2. Schedule of Events
  3. Call for Student Projects and Exhibits
  4. Transportation and Lodging

We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors, GSTILE and TEW Fund!