Meet the Gurus and Griots 2022 cohort

The IE Africa Center is delighted to introduce the second cohort of our Gurus & Griots program! This exceptional group consists of leading experts from the fields of human rights, public health, history and technology.

Gurus and Griots is an IE University Academic Accelerator that provides a platform for African and diasporic solutions to global challenges and will incorporate the uniquely valuable perspectives of African and Afro-descendant business, policy, and thought leaders into the IE University ecosystem.

Over the course of a year–long program, participants will collaborate with IE teams to develop multimedia educational materials and programming that center African and Afro-descendant expertise for a wide range of audiences, including IE students and alumni, corporate and institutional partners, and academic peers. Participants may also be invited to represent the university on high-profile public stages, at conferences and summits.