ASRFThe  UWG Department of Political Science will host the 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies and Research Forum(ASRF), from March 29-31, 2018, in Carrollton, Georgia. The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from various African countries, European countries, the United States and Canada with specialties in African Studies----spanning various disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, Business, Economics, Education, the Health Sciences, Law, and the Social Sciences, The African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF) is an international academic association that is devoted to the study of Africa and its diasporas. The organization has made major contributions to the theoretical and policy debates on the frontier issues facing Africa through its annual conference,"Book Series," "Monograph Series," and Journal. Currently, UWG Political Science Professor George Kieh is serving as the organization's President.

 



Call for Papers

This 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF) invites participants to present papers on ways to build a new Africa by addressing past, present, and future issues pertaining to the African continent, people of African descent, institutions in the continent and the Diaspora, and relationships between Africa and other countries and regions around the world.

Call for Papers

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Registration fees are as follows:

Participant from Developed Countries Professional - $100
Participant from Developed Countries Student - $50
Participant from Developing Countries Professional - $50
Participant from Developing Countries Student - $25

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  • Registration
    Registration

    Conference participants may register online for the conference.

    Registration fees are as follows:
    Participant from Developed Countries Professional - $100
    Participant from Developed Countries Student - $50
    Participant from Developing Countries Professional - $50
    Participant from Developing Countries Student - $25

  • Lodging
    Lodging

    Marriott

    Courtyard By Marriott Carrollton
    180 Barnes Avenue
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Telephone: 678-664-5200
    Rate: $124.00 (excluding taxes)
    Deadline for Booking: March 8, 2018
    Amenities: Free Internet
    Booking Code: UWG Political Science Department
    Booking online here 


    Hampton Hampton Inn Carrollton
    102 South Cottage Hill Road
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Telephone:  770-838-7722
    Rate: $99.00 (excluding taxes)
    Amenities: Free Internet and Breakfast
    Booking Code: POL
    Booking Online here
    Deadline for Booking: February 28, 2018.

     

    Holiday InnHoliday Inn Express and Suites Carrollton West
    1545 U.S. 27
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Telephone: 770-809-7100
    Rate: $104.00 (excluding tax)
    Amenities: Free Internet and Free Breakfast
    Booking Code: PSC
    Booking online  here

     

    Best WesternBest Western Plus Carrollton Hotel
    104 South Cottage Road
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Telephone: 770-838-0508
    Rate: $93.00 (excluding tax)
    Amenities: free Internet and Breakfast
    Booking Code: University of West Georgia


    Quality Inn Quality Inn (formerly Jameson Inn)
    700 S. Park Street
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    Telephone: 770-834-2600
    Rate: $74.00 (excluding tax)
    Amenities: Free Internet and Breakfast
    Booking Code: University of West Georgia

  • Schedule of Events
    Schedule of Events

     

    Thursday, March 28

    Friday, March 29

    Saturday, March 30



  • Things to do in Carrollton
    Things to do in Carrollton

    Carrollton is a flourishing community with much to do. Go fly fishing on Snake Creek, camping or horseback riding at McIntosh Reserve. Take home a memory when you experience the “Screaming Eagle” half-mile zip line at Historic Banning Mills. Cool off with a swim at John Tanner State Park, the largest Georgia State Park sand beach. Take a stroll on the Carrollton Greenbelt, a 16-mile, physician closed loop (the largest in GA) paved bike and walking path encircling the City of Carrollton.

    See the Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information! 

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Frequently Asked Questions


    Where can I find the schedule of events?
    See above "schedule" tab for details. 

    Where can I park for the events? 
    There is visitor parking available in several parts of campus. Please see parking map for more information. 

    Is there a dress code for the event?

    Where do I check in on Thursday?

    Is there wheelchair access to the buildings and rooms that will be used this weekend?
    Yes, each building used during the event is wheelchair accessible. 

    I have a question that was not answered on this page. Who can answer my question?
    Please email gkieh@westga.edu with your question.

  • Contact Information
    Contact Information

    Dr. George Kieh
    gkieh@westga.edu