Nwando Achebe speaks frequently at events for universities, colleges, and history departments. Her talks include themes about the future of university leadership and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Featured Appearances

“Your personal journey of uncovering and unearthing truth and true knowledge will be a trek through a forest of a thousand spirits and you will be tested time and time again.” — Nwando Achebe, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Professor in the College of Social Science, shares an African fable to provide some inspirational advice to the incoming class of 2024 at Michigan State University.

“Closing Remarks,” Mandela Washington Fellows Program, Michigan State University, 2022. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Michigan State University served as an Institute Partner for the six week leadership institute.

“Congratulations to the Class of 2021,” College of Social Science, Michigan State University, May 2021. The Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presented her virtual well wishes to the Class of 2021.

“The Essential Resource: Increasing the Number of Endowed Positions,” Developments Magazine (Cover Page feature), for donors and friends of Michigan State University, Michigan State Advancement and Development, Fall, 2017.