Presidential Leadership Program


We serve and advance Africa’s political development through intellectual means. In an age of sound bites, short-term fixes, and heightened partisanship, we work to understand the powerful course of events from the era of political independence of African countries to date and provide historical insights for the policymaking challenges which African countries face. These insights put today’s policy debates in perspective, and point toward a framework for practical and lasting solutions at a time when sound nonpartisan thinking grounded in history is certainly needed. In providing insights into the institutions and issues that define our times, we are engaged in five distinct but related programs:

  1. Presidential Studies
  2. Research and Scholarship
  3. Public and Policy Programs
  4. Presidential Leadership
  5. Digital Library Project