I am involved with the following organizations through activism, professional affiliation, and personal friendships.
- African Studies Association – an interdisciplinary conference every November, attended by many Africans
- American Political Science Association – where 6,000 political scientist meet every Labor Day weekend; publishers of the American Political Science Review and Perspectives on Politics, and organizers of a workshop in Africa each summer.
- Midwest Political Science Association – a great conference for graduate students, each April in Chicago; publishers of the American Journal of Political Science.
- Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) section of the International Political Science Association
- Fulbright Alumni Association
- I am on the editorial board of Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions. It is one of the top ranked journals in political science and public administration.
- African Politics Conference Group – an organized section within several of the above associations. An essential (and inexpensive) membership for any graduate student interested in African politics. They publish a useful list of recent publications and upcoming events, and they also organize panels at academic conferences.
Non-Governmental Organizations of interest:
- Institute for Policy Studies – where I interned with Marcus Raskin when I was in college, and where I wrote a book with him many years later.
- National Democratic Institute – comparative governance, election monitoring, party training, civil society.
- Center for International Policy, which in 2018 renewed and re-launched its interest in Africa!
- We Are Family is a volunteer service organization in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC. They bring groceries, companionship, and a sense of community to about 500 seniors every month. Volunteer!
- Friends of African Village Libraries – an organization with a clever literacy mission, co-founded by economist Michael Kevane from Santa Clara University.
- The Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) offers some amazing mentoring for young African professionals in DC, and they organize some really cool events with a personal touch.
- Maasai Good Salvage Outreach Organization
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