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George Clement Bond Center for African Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

Speakers Bureau

Center for African Education
Speakers Bureau

The mission of the CAE Speakers Bureau is to create spaces in New York City classrooms for critical dialogue on issues relating to African development, the African Diaspora, and Africa’s relationship with the United States, both historically and currently.   

The CAE works toward this mission by recruiting and training Columbia University students with experience living and/or working in Africa to facilitate lessons that explore topics related to African development, the Diaspora, and Africa’s historic and current relationship with the United States. The CAE then works with local schools to identify classrooms where these lessons align with curricular goals and standards. We expect that our volunteer facilitators and the classroom teachers involved will work together to ensure a meaningful educational experience for the students. 


Students who are interested in this internship should send an email to CAE’s Speakers Bureau representative, Darlene Dubuisson, at ded2121@tc.columbia.edu explaining their knowledge areas and interest in the Speakers Bureau. Please also include a resume/CV.