A Message from the Director

Howard University established an International Affairs Center in 1993 to serve as a focal point for the University's many and varied international activities and interests.
The Center serves, in addition, as Howard's point of contact for a range of inquiries from entities outside the University: foreign embassies, governments, universities and corporations, as well as U.S. government agencies. As lecturers, the Center hosts heads of state and government; Cabinet officers; and a broad range of scholars and officials involved in international affairs.

Tonija Hope Navas
Deputy Director
Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center

Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center Events


The Global Implications of a Trump Presidency: An African-American Perspective

At 4:00 pm
Howard University, Founder's Library, Browsing Room, 1st Floor

About Dr. Ralph J. Bunche

Ralph Johnson Bunche was born in Detroit , MI . Following the death of his parents, Bunche was reared in Los Angeles by his maternal grandmother. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 1927 and completed a doctorate in Political Science at Harvard in 1934.Bunche served as a professor and founding head of the Political Science Department at Howard University from 1928 to 1941, at which point he entered government service as an analyst with the Office of Strategic Services. In 1944, he became an advisor to the State Department and ultimately the U.S. delegation to the 1945 San Francisco conference that drafted the charter of the new United Nations Organization. He is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of the United Nations.

Renting out the Bunche Center

The R.J. Bunche Center is an ideal location to host meetings, symposia, panel discussions, retreats, etc.
Our first floor conference room has a capacity of 45-50 people seated comfortably and audio/visual equipment is available. We also have space if your event calls for a reception and we can work with you to set up catering options. For more information send an e-mail to bunchecenter@howard.edu

Full Day Rental (8 hours) $1,000
Half Day Rental (4 Hours) $500

If your event requires less time we can work with you to determine the cost. Proceeds from the rental of the Bunche Center go to support the Global Education Fund which supports opportunities for students to study abroad.

About The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center

RJBC-smallHoward University established an International Affairs Center in 1993 to serve as a focal point for the University’s many and var­ied international activities and interests. Substantial financial support, was provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which made the Center one of only 10 Kellogg-supported Centers of Excellence in the United States . In 1996, with United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali and members of the Bunche family in attendance, the Center, was re-christened The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center – 2218 6th Street, NW Washington , D.C. 20059