The George Clement Bond Center for African Education promotes research and teaching about education in Africa and in the African diaspora, including Latin America and the Caribbean. We do this by creating communities of students, alumni, faculty, and staff with common interests in the fields of education and African studies. In particular we seek to promote interdisciplinary study and discussion at Teachers College and throughout the Columbia University community through collaborative research projects, conferences, lecture series, and courses. The Center also promotes exchanges and partnerships with African universities by hosting visiting scholars, African educators, researchers, policy makers, practitioners and activists. The Center provides different forums for these varied constituencies to discuss their research and other collaborative projects. In accordance with Teachers College's education mandate, the Center highlights challenges within this domain with a particular focus on the understanding and promotion of educational equity.