Chatham University

Global Focus

Year of Africa: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Year of Africa The Global Focus program at Chatham University engages our students in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations. Our community of scholars promotes the acquisition of sustainable global competencies through the critical and holistic exploration of one specific country or region of the globe every year.

The program concurrently reinforces cross-cultural ties and internationalization initiatives in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond.

Last year's focus… The Year of the Americas: Brazil (2008-2009)

This year's focus… The Year of Africa: The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS (2009-2010)

Next year's focus… The Year of Turkey


  • ART 372: African Art (Roark)
  • GOV 265: Special Topics- Current African Issues (Sene)
  • COR 304: Diversity & Idenity in a Global Context (Sene)
  • IND 115: Global Focus Seminar (Sene)
  • COR 105: College Seminars (four sections)
  • COR 110: Arts First (three sections)
Ambassador Diop

Opening Convocation
August 31, 2009

His Excellency Abdoulaye Diop

Ambassador of Mali to the United States

Sefi Atta Poster

Sefi Atta: All-Campus Author Visit

Thursday, November 5
11:30 AM in PCW &
7:00 PM in Welker

Sefi Atta Dossier (PDF)
Part I | Part II

Download Event Poster (PDF)