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WILLIAMS IN AFRICA INITIATIVE The Williams in Africa Initiative (WiA), managed by the Williams in Africa Committee aims to
 

Summary: WILLIAMS IN AFRICA INITIATIVE
The Williams in Africa Initiative (WiA), managed by the Williams in Africa Committee aims to
creatively and carefully build experiential learning programs that encourage students to engage
meaningfully with the African continent. At this time, the initiative features three major programs:
a semester study away program, a summer fieldwork program and a recently launched post-
graduate research fellowship. The WiA Committee has taken a collaborative approach in all its
programming, tapping the expertise of external partner institutions as well as internal college
departments and other programs.
In mid Summer/Fall, 2009, the pilot "Cape Town Policy in Action" semester study away program
made a strong start hosting 4 students under the leadership of Williams Professor and EPRI
Research Director Michael Samson. In Summer, 2009, Professor Kiaran Honderich led a very
successful non-credit field research program for 5 students in Uganda. In January 2010, the
Committee unveiled a new 2010-2011 post-graduate research fellowship at the Economic Policy
Research Institute in Cape Town at no added cost to the College1
.
CAPE TOWN EPRI/INTERSTUDY POLICY IN ACTION 2009 & 2010
This innovative experiential study away program teaches students about South African politics,
society and development and cultivates their research skills through a special seminar/tutorial and
fieldwork placement at the Economic Policy Research Institute2
in Cape Town (See attached

  

Source: Aalberts, Daniel P. - Department of Physics, Williams College

 

Collections: Physics