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About IAD

IAD 25th anniversary

The Institute for African Development (IAD) fosters and strengthens the study of Africa within Cornell University. Since 1989, IAD has focused Cornell University initiatives, interdisciplinary projects and research on Africa with the overarching goal of strengthening and expanding the depth and breadth of African development studies. The Institute mobilizes support from a broad constituency and is committed to advancing Africa development studies in global perspective by collaboration and academic linkages with other departments, academic units, and institutions both within and outside the University.

For more information on IAD and its programs, we invite you to browse the IAD website or contact

Faculty Associates

Faculty Associates are involved with the activities of the Institute on a regular basis, and represent a broad range of complementary disciplines related to development in Africa. They interact with IAD in myriad ways including serving as academic advisers and mentors to Graduate Fellows, present lectures in the Seminar Series, serve on IAD Administrative Boards, and consult on policies of the Institute.

Faculty Associates

Visiting Fellows

IAD’s outreach is enriched by the work of a number of scholars affiliated with the Institute as Visiting Fellows or Visiting Scholars.

Visiting Fellows


Contact Us


By Mail:

Institute for African Development 

190 Uris Hall 

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853


By Phone/Fax/Email:

Office Phone: 607-255-6849/5499

Office Fax: 607-254-5000



General office hours are between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

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