Local professor receives fellowship

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Culver City resident Michael Olabisi, PhD, has been named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. The Pepperdine Graziadio professor will be one of 59 African-born scholars, based in the United States and Canada, traveling to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. They will spend 14 to 90 days conducting academic projects with their peers at host universities in those countries.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is designed to avert Africa’s brain drain, build capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa, the United States and Canada.

It is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Local professor receives fellowship