The first Center for the Study of the United States of America ( ACSUS) in Kenya has been launched at the University of Nairobi and will be domiciled under the Department of Diplomacy and International Studies ( IDIS)
Speaking during the event, University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama said that " The establishment of the African Center for the study of the United States of America at the University of Nairobi constitute a pivotal stepping-stone towards enabling the University of Nairobi to be the critical fusion center for teaching, research and strategic corporate outreach. It is our hope that the center will serve as a platform to promote understanding of sphere of US's strategic engagement with Kenya, African and the global south"
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Gladys Boss Shollei said that she was "pleased to be part of this great innitiative. Nairobi is a regional transportation hub as the city was founded as a railway construction depot sharing similarity with Denver counterpart".
The centre's goal is to develop comprehensive, multidisciplinary, incisive and cutting edge perspectives on the USA while providing opportunities for critical analysis of subjects like the nation's political diplomacy, internal dynamics and diaspora issues while researching the consolidated USA as a society, country and its status as a global superpower.