Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Study Abroad Advisor/Faculty Zoom Sessions: Join APA for 30-minute bi-weekly Zoom calls to receive the latest updates regarding news from our program host sites as well as information pertaining to COVID-19.  Sign up for a one-time session or attend recurring meetings, these Zooms run every other Thursday at 3:00 pm EST through May 6, 2021.

Integrate voices from abroad into the Zoom classroom. After a full summer term and fall semester online, faculty are having a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t in an online classroom. Gone are the same old lectures and powerpoints. Breakout rooms, more multimedia content, and discussions help keep focus and enthusiasm at a high level for all involved.

Consider incorporating a Francophone guest speaker or panel into next semester’s course syllabi, a department-wide discussion, or interdepartmental lecture for an enriching, cross-cultural dialogue.

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Topics

View our list of proposed topics by leading academic experts from our host countries of France, Morocco, and Senegal. Most topics are available in French with a few offered in English.

  • Sample Topics From Dakar, Senegal
    • Contributions of Sufi Brotherhood to the Prevention of Violent Extremism: the Case of Senegal
    • Languages and Urban Cultures (Rap, Graffiti, Dance) in Senegal
    • Oral and Written African Literature
  • Sample Topics From Morocco
    • Environment and Climate Change in Morocco: Impact of Global Warming, Public Strategies of Resilience and Adaptation, Energy and Agricultural Strategy
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Development in North Africa
    • Identity, Ethnicity and Multilingualism
  • Sample Topics From Paris, France
    • Colonial Paris
    • Immigration and Diversity in Europe
    • Laïcité versus Secularism

Who are APA's guest speakers?

APA’s guest speakers have been selected not only on their knowledge and academic background on the topic at hand but also their desire to share and connect with students abroad. In fact, most guest speakers also teach classes for APA’s on-site programs!

  • Dakar, Senegal Host Institutions
    • Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN-UCAD)
    • Institut Supérieur de Management (ISM)
    • Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
  • Paris, France Host Institutions
    • École Pratique des Hautes Études
    • Université Paris Dauphine
    • Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
    • Université Paris VIII Saint-Denis
  • Morocco Host Institutions
    • Université Mohamed V (Rabat)
    • Université Cadi Ayyad (Marrakech)
    • Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah (Fes)

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See a subject matter that will be a good fit for your class? Have another idea in mind?

Fill out the Request More Information form to get in touch with an APA team member.