PURPOSE The purpose of this organization shall be: a) To provide the Graduate Center with an inter-disciplinary forum for research, dialogue, and networking related to scholarly and professional pursuits on Africa. b) To support and strengthen the Africa focus within existing courses at the Graduate Center. c) To support and coordinate research and publication on Africa among students at the Graduate Center and other CUNY colleges. d) To encourage stronger ties between Africanist students and faculty at the Graduate Center. e) To build a network of Africanists at the Graduate Center to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas.