Our Affiliates

Great events are only possible through collaboration. Our affiliates have helped us grow, expand our presence and extend our impact by reaching a wider audience, seeking out greater internal and external involvement and strengthen our mission. We are fortunate to be able to partner with the following departments, groups and organizations:

Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies coordinates an interdisciplinary program in African Studies for undergraduate and graduate students.

The program seeks to enrich understanding of the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, geopolitical, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape and have shaped African societies.

Furthermore, the center serves as a key resource for student life at Stanford University. It provides students with opportunities to engage the international community, build inter-regional relationships and strengthen their academic focus.


The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies—known as Stanford Seed—is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative intent on ending the cycle of poverty in developing economies.

At Stanford, we believe that some of the most pressing problems we face today, including poverty, can be addressed through leadership and innovation in the private sector.

Building on Stanford's decades-long history of educating innovators in Silicon Valley, Stanford Seed is now bringing this innovative mindset and practical business training to entrepreneurs in Africa—and soon to additional geographies around the world.