U.S. Africa Institute

Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights Project

Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights Project

The  Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law project provides educational opportunities to students and faculty in Africa with U.S. academics offering thematic and topical areas that are deemed essential to governance and nation building.  The project  enlarges the space of shared values between Africa and the United States, leading to increased understanding and strengthening of economic and cultural ties between the two countries, and advancing democracy, peace and prosperity. 

The purpose of the lecture series delivered through a speaker series is to empower young leaders helping them to understand American democratic institutions and values that govern human rights and administration of the rule of law in the United States, and be able to apply the lessons learned in their country as educators, civil servants, and members of the civil society.