Howard University established an International Affairs Center in 1993 to serve as a focal point for the University’s many and varied international activities and interests.
The Center serves, in addition, as Howard’s point of contact for a range of inquiries from entities outside the University: foreign embassies, governments, universities and corporations, as well as U.S. government agencies. As lecturers, the Center hosts heads of state and government; Cabinet officers; and a broad range of scholars and officials involved in international affairs.
Our mission is to serve as the hub and catalyst for enhancing international engagement for the benefit of the HU community. In doing so, the Center integrates global perspectives into the HU experience, promotes education abroad, facilitates deeper scholarship on global issues, supports cross-cultural dialogue and respect for cultural diversity and, prepares leaders who can find solutions to global problems. Leading Howard University’s effort to be in the top 5 institutions sending students of African descendant on education abroad experiences