Dr. N‘Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
In this episode, I wanted to talk not just about Pan-Africanism and African history but also the role of education and women in the future of Africa. Dr. Assie-Lumumba analyses failures in current education systems in Africa, the future of African societies, and the role of Pan-Africanism.
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is the Director of the Institute for African Development and a Professor of African and African Diaspora education, Comparative and International Education, Social institutions, African social history, and the study of Gender, in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.
She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Education (Economics and Sociology of Education with Pi Lambda Theta Honors) from the University of Chicago, two Master’s and two BA (Licence) degrees in Sociology and History from Université Lyon II (now Université Lumière) in Lyon (France).
She is the current President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of UNESCO’s Inter-governmental program for the Management of Social Transformations (MOST), founding President of Global Africa Comparative and International Education Society, and former President of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
She authored, edited, and co-edited many books.
Her forthcoming books include:
Co-editor with Carole Boyce Davies, Pan African Connections: Personal, Intellectual, Social, Africa World Press, Trenton (New Jersey), 2020.
Editor, African Renaissance onwards the 21st Century: Endogeneity, Historical Contingencies, and Purposeful Fusion by Education, Africa World Press, Trenton (New Jersey, 2020).
Editor, African Higher Education in Transition: Recurrent Impediments, Emerging Challenges, and New Potentialities, CODESRIA, Dakar.