We at the IADS would like to thank everyone, especially the US consulate in Lagos as well as students and staff of the University of Lagos, who made our Black History Month celebrations over the past couple of weeks a success. Thank you all, and hope to see you all again next year for a bigger and better celebration of our Black African heritage.
In the meantime, don’t forget to check out below, the selection of pictures that showcase the richness of our Black History Month 2019 celebrations.’

The IADS awaits welcomes a team of scholars from the University of Bayreuth’s Institute of African Studies. The visit is part of the required process fora grant application for an African Multiple –Cluster of Excellence. The team is to visit the Vice Chancellor, have a tour of the IADS and the University of Lagos. They will also hold meetings with the management of the both the University and the IADS in view of the grant application.

Dr. Sherri L. McFarland joins the IADS as a visiting researcher. She has a Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University, USA. She has a strong interest in international security and development and had a career at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In December 2013, she co-founded World Peace and Reconciliation (WP&R), a non-profit organization that bolsters positive transformation of war-torn communities in Sudan and other regions of the world through peace education and human development.

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