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About Prof N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

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N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a highly accomplished academic with positions at Cornell University and a wide array of leadership roles in global education organizations. Her expertise lies in comparative education, particularly focusing on higher education, gender equity, and access to schooling in Africa. She’s held prestigious positions worldwide and has received numerous awards for her extensive publications. Assié-Lumumba has earned recognition for her research contributions, notably winning the Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on African Descendants. She holds a PhD in Comparative Education from the University of Chicago and has forthcoming publications discussing the impact of COVID-19 on social sciences, African renaissance, and global citizenship education. Her recent works explore topics like Pan African connections, education for human capital development in Africa, and Ubuntu-inspired education for humanity.