We are a student-led club with a network of graduate students from Africa and those interested in Africa across the prestigious University of Notre Dame’s Business, Law, Graduate, Engineering, Global Affairs and Architecture Schools.

The Club’s vision is to enhance collaboration amongst our stakeholders, deepen Notre Dame’s impact on the African continent, and extend Africa-focused initiatives in diverse fields. One approach to realize this vision is to foster professor-student relationships here at Notre Dame, as well as external partnerships, through regular networking, professional events and information exchange centered on Africa.


Notre Dame Africa Graduate Conference

The Africa Graduate Club (AGC), in collaboration with the Kellogg Institute’s Africa Working Group and the Pamoja Initiative, will be hosting the Notre Dame Africa Graduate Conference on Friday, April 8, 2022.

The full-day conference will bring together a wide range of experts, scholars, faculty, and students connected by their interests and affiliations with the African continent. The conference will seek to enhance broader conversations on Africa across Notre Dame, increase engagement with the continent, and facilitate deeper connections between Notre Dame and Africa.

The conference will start with a keynote panel with four phenomenal guests in the morning followed by an afternoon session of student presentations. We will also be hosting dinner at the end of the conference.

To register for the conference, kindly visit the Notre Dame Africa Graduate Conference website, which has the full information. If you are interested in presenting a brief overview of your current research, you may also register using links provided on the website.

Conference Information.

Register for Conference and Student Presentations.

Register for Dinner.

Past Events

#AGCCareerSeries: Careers with Impact virtual session with the IFC [August 21st, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT)]

The Africa Graduate Club of the University of Notre Dame is hosting a virtual career session with Rudy Perecin Mareño, a Talent Attraction Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The IFC is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. Its advisory services projects support companies and markets in more than 30 countries across the sub-Saharan Africa region. Mareño will highlight career options at the IFC, share recruitment advice, and speak about his latest mission to hire 800 new professionals for the IFC in the next three years. Navigate to our events page to learn more!

The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Identity [July 1st, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (EDT)]

The long-standing issues of individual and institutional racial prejudices have been further highlighted by recent unfortunate events affecting Black Americans, including those of African descent. Some of the most prominent of these incidents, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, have ignited reactions across the globe. In the renewed discourse around racism, the intersection between race and ethnicity plays a crucial role in our lived and shared identities. The Africa Graduate Club of the University of Notre Dame will hold a panel discussion to examine these complex interconnections and how they come to the fore in our daily experiences, with the goal of proposing viable steps to eliminate racial bias. Navigate to our events page to learn more!

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