Program Staff and Campus Partners

Administered out of the Center for African Studies, the Program at the University of California, Berkeley is supported by a broad cross-section of functional and disciplinary units on campus including the Graduate Division, the Berkeley International Office and the Office of Foundation Relations & Corporate Philanthropy. Other partners on campus include the International House, the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Program Staff

Co-Principal Investigator - Leonardo Arriola, Chair of the Center for African Studies and Associate Professor, The Department of Political Science
Co-Principal Investigator - Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division, and Professor, Graduate School of Education
Program Director - Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies
Student Services Advisor- Meron Semedar, Center for African Studies
Financial Coordinator - Tami Driver, Center for African Studies

Also on the core team are Ivor Emmanuel, Director of the Berkeley International Office and Sylvia Bierhuis, Executive Director, Foundation Relations & Corporate Philanthropy.

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