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April 2015

Dakar on Film: Modernity and Cinema in an African Metropolis

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Boston University’s African Studies Center,
232 Bay State Road, 5th floor Seminar room, Boston, MA United States
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Steven Nelson, Cohen Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA, will present “Dakar on Film: Modernity and Cinema in an African Metropolis.” This event is part of the weekly Walter Rodney Seminar series hosted by the Boston University African Studies Center.… Read more » Find out more »

Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im will present “Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform” as part of the Middle East Initiative Speakers’ Series. Dr. An-Na’im will summarize lessons learned from the Islamic revolutionary upheavals of the 1970s in Sudan.… Read more » Find out more »

Postpartum Protection from Pregnancy: Evidence from Developing Countries

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Iqbal Shah, Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present “Postpartum Protection from Pregnancy: Evidence from Developing Countries.” He will discuss the unmet need for family planning in developing countries.… Read more » Find out more »

Ely Ould Mouhamad Vall, Former President of Mauritania

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (S020),
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 02138
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His Excellency Ely Ould Mouhamad Vall, former President of Mauritania, will present “Before the Arab Spring: Democratic Transition in Mauritania.” President Vall will discuss the political climate in Mauritania, the country’s shift from military rule to democracy, and the challenges of post-colonial governance.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Francois Richard

April 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Francois Richard is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Richard will be presenting ”The incertitude of customs: Archaeologies of ethnographic knowledge in colonial Siin, Senegal.”  Matthew Liebmann, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Archaeology Program at Harvard University, will serve as moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »

HBS Middle East and North Africa Prospective Student Webinar

April 28 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
MBA Admissions and the Career & Professional Development Office at Harvard Business School will host a webinar targeted to prospective students from the Middle East and North Africa. It will also feature a Q&A session with current students.… Read more » Find out more »

Africa Caucus Breakfast Study Group

April 29 @ 7:15 am - 8:45 am
Members of the Harvard Kennedy School Africa Caucus will present “Sudan, South Sudan, and the Promise of Prosperity.” Their presentation is part of the weekly Wednesday breakfast study group of the Africa Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School.… Read more » Find out more »

Wole Soyinka Presents “Predicting Nigeria? Electoral Ironies”

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Wole Soyinka, 1986 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, will present “Predicting Nigeria? Electoral Ironies.” Mr. Soyinka is a noted playwright, author, political activist, and cultural critic. He received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University in 1993 and was also a Fellow at the W.E.B.… Read more » Find out more »

Professor Calestous Juma Presents “Reinventing African Development: Emerging Policy Perspectives”

April 30 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Bell Hall – 5th Floor Belfer Building,
79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States
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Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, will present “Reinventing African Development: Emerging Policy Perspectives.” His talk is hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.… Read more » Find out more »

Kangamba (2008), part of the Spring 2015 Cuban Cinema Series

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Spring 2015 Cuban Cinema Series at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art will screen Kangamba (2008), based on Cuban troops’ 1983 intervention in Angola. The film series will be held in conjunction with the Gallery’s spring exhibition, Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba.… Read more » Find out more »
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