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Conferences, symposia, workshops, + performances

Our department sponsors or co-sponsors several events each year, including conferences, symposia, workshops, and speakers. Scholars from a range of disciplines from around the country and other areas of the diaspora visit Indiana University to headline or attend these events.

Whether a screenwriting workshop with actor/director Melvin Van Peebles or a lecture by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, secretary general of the Pan-African Movement, such events enrich and enliven the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students alike.