Join the ASE Founder and Pan-African Scientific Research Council at the ENGAGE 2020 Conference

Oct. 30, 2020

Join Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and founder of the African School of Economics (ASE) in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, this November 4th at the ENGAGE 2020 conference. The conference will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship in fields such as science, medicine, engineering, technology, social sciences and the arts, and bring together leaders in entrepreneurship, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government in the state, regional and global innovation ecosystems. 

Leonard Wantchekon, will present the engineering of ASE as a modern research university in Africa. He and colleagues from the Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC), a new ASE initiative aimed at highlighting and empowering African scientists and research, will showcase advances in biomedical and economic research by African scientists. Details on the panelists and presentation topics can be found below.


Urbain Weyemi, University of Texas at Austin (Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar)


Leonard Wantchekon, African School of Economics and Princeton University (ASE Founder and President; Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton)

Mosquito-borne Diseases

Annie Elong Ngono, La Jolla Institute for Immunology (Research Instructor)

Sedami Gnidehou, University of Alberta (Assistant Professor in Biology, Faculty St. Jean)

Infectious Disease

Hugues Fausther Bovendo, Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie de l’Université Laval

Oumar Faye, Institut Pasteur Dakar, Senegal (Dr. in Science)

Neuroscience of Addiction

Maged Harraz, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Instructor, Department of Neuroscience)

Concluding Remarks

Beatrice Khamati Njenga, International Leadership University (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

Q&A and Discussion


The PASRC panel will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Eastern Standard Time on November 4th 2020. To learn more about the conference and register, please visit this page.