The Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in co-operation with the Russian-Tanzanian Cultural Centre in Dar es Salaam will hold an international conference titled “Leadership and Power in Africa in the Past and the Present: Studies in Russia, Tanzania and Beyond” on March 1-4, 2022. We are glad to invite you to participate in the Conference. In case you are willing to take part in this event, please submit a paper abstract (within 300 words in English) alongside personal particulars (names, affiliation, e-mail address) by December 1, 2021, to Prof. Dmitri M. Bondarenko at [email protected]. The Conference is planned as a face-to-face event in Dar es Salaam, but giving a paper online may be possible if the Organizing Committee is informed about it in advance at the addresses [email protected] and [email protected] No registration fee presupposed. To our pity, the Organizing Committee cannot assist financially or technically in purchasing air tickets or booking a hotel. The Organizing Committee can assist technically in organizing individual post-Conference culture program – trips to one of the national parks or to Zanzibar island. Please, approach the Organizing Committee at [email protected] in advance in case you would like to get its assistance in making a post-Conference trip.

We cannot provide an official Letter of Invitation valid for applying for a Tanzanian visa, but citizens of most countries do not need it or can easily purchase a visa without a Letter of Invitation either online (e-visa) or at the Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport on arrival (please, visit,,,, to check your eligibility for these options).

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing colleagues from your and other institutions with information regarding the Conference.

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