ACPHS to Co-Host African Studies Conference

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in conjunction with Union College and Albany Law School, will serve as a host site for the 40th annual New York African Studies Association (NYASA) Conference taking place April 3-4, 2015.

The first day of the Conference will be held at Union College and the second day will be hosted on the ACPHS Campus.

The theme of the conference will be “Africa, Its Diaspora, and Laws.” This will include laws in the traditional sense of the term, but also include laws of science, Darwinian laws, economic laws, religious laws, biological laws of health, and social laws related to healing, spirituality, gender, sexuality, community behavior, social hierarchies, performance, and health codes.

NYASA was founded in 1967 as the SUNY African Studies Faculty Association. It is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to advancing the discipline of Africana Studies. Its members include faculty at colleges and universities, researchers, professionals, and students.

As a regional organization, NYASA promotes the visibility and advancement of the discipline in New York State and surrounding areas, and offers opportunities for the scholarly and professional development of educators, in addition to enhanced education for community members, leaders, and activists.