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The Institute for African Development (IAD) is an interdisciplinary nucleus for the study of Africa with the overarching goal of strengthening and expanding the depth and breadth of African development studies. Based in Ithaca, our impact reaches far beyond our physical location.

More than 40 IAD-affiliated faculty from across Cornell conduct research and teach courses related to African development. More than 300 IAD graduate fellows now work in government, NGOs, academic institutions, and international organizations on the African continent—testament to the institute's diverse constituency and impact. IAD is supported by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Join a project with a global practitioner through the Institute for African Development. Global Interns receive an award totaling at least $3,000.
2815 SEM 101 R 2:30pm - 4:25pm Jan 22 - May 7, 2024 Bezner Kerr, R Uris Hall, G08 2 credits S/U Combined with: CRP 6770, GDEV 4770, GDEV 6770

Undergraduate Research and Leadership

Fellowships Support Students Learning Uncommon Languages

Speak Up for Global Free Speech

The Bouriez Family Fellowship, administered by the Institute for African Development (IAD), sponsors exceptional students from Francophone Africa as they pursue professional training in law or glob
Envisioning Land, Agriculture, and Food Futures in Africa
Forum that provides a space where academics, researchers, and policy makers exchange views on current political, economic, legal, and social issues on African development.
Professor, African History
Graduate Fellow 2022-23
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Program Coordinator/UISFL Grant
Tinenenji Banda

Institute for African Development

Andreu Sola-Martin

Institute for African Development