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Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, was conference co-chair with Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana, for the 2017 Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) from Oct. 12 to 14 at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. The ASAA Conference theme was “African Studies and Global Politics.” Asumah was also one of the keynote speakers for this conference and he spoke about his research on “Africa: Rethinking Democratic Consolidation and Development.” Professor Jacob Gordon, University of Kansas; Dr. Wangui Wa Goro, African Development Bank;  rofessor Jean Allman, Washington University; Dr. Yao Graham, Third World Network-Africa; and Professor Takyiwaa Manuh, UN Economic Commission for Africa, were also plenary keynote speakers at the conference. Also, SUNY Cortland Africanists Ibipo Johnston Anumonwo, Geography Department, and Bekeh Utietiang, History Department, presented papers at the ASAA Conference in the concurrent session, “African Migrations: National Security and the Politics of Representing the Movements of Persons.” Organizations such as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Association of African Universities (AAU) presented their position papers on higher in Africa and the African Diaspora. Africanists, Africologists and African enthusiasts from the African continent, United States, the Caribbean and Europe, participated in this international conference.