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September 2016

Sustainability in West Africa Conference

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Conference Center, University of Ibadan,
Ibadan
Oyo State, Nigeria

The West African Research Association (WARA) and the Office of International Programs, University Of Ibadan will host a two-day conference at the University of Ibadan (UI) titled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Food Security, Public Health and Governance: Emerging Research for Sustainable Development in West Africa." The conference will showcase innovative research in food security, public health, and governance taking place in the region. It will be an opportunity for scholars to share research strategies, findings and projects with colleagues from University of Ibadan and other institutions in…

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Didier Fassin

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Didier Fassin is a Professor in the Institute for Advanced Study. Professor Fassin will be presenting “From Asylum Seeker to Illegal Migrant - and Vice Versa. Inquiry Into a Contemporary Form of Life.” Darja Djordjevic, a M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University , will serve as the moderator for the discussion. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary,…

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Welcome Event

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kresge Room and Thompson Room in the Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA, MA 02138 United States
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Join the Center for African Studies, the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research as we kick off the start of another academic year at our official welcome event. As always, there will be plenty of good food and good company!

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Fall All-Harvard Africa Mixer

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CGIS South Building, Lower Level,
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Center for African Studies will host its annual All-Harvard Africa Mixer welcome party for all Harvard students – graduate and undergraduate, across Harvard’s schools.  The event provides a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow students studying or working on topics related to Africa, as well as an opportunity to learn about the diverse opportunities and resources that the Center has to offer. Besides the great company, there will be plenty of good food and good music, so come…

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Francoise Lionnet

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Francoise Lionnet is a Professor at Harvard University. Professor Lionnet will be presenting "Migration and the Creative Economy." The moderator for the discussion is to be decided. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs.”

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Jo Helle-Valle

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Jo Helle-Valle is a Professor at the University of Oslo. Professor Helle-Valle will be presenting “Seduced by Seduction – being a Man in Botswana.” Lorena Rizzo, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Basel, will serve as the moderator for the discussion. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in…

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October 2016

African Studies Workshop Featuring Bernard Dubbeld

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Bernard Dubbeld is a Lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Dr. Dubbeld will be presenting “The Future of Home: Post-Apartheid Housing Projects in Glendale.” Zebulon Dingley, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, will serve as the moderator for the discussion. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under…

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Sanyu Majola

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Sanyu Majola is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado. Professor Majola will be presenting “Navigating Aging, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in a rural South African Community.” Larry Bobo, the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, will serve as the moderator for the discussion. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After…

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Mike McGovern

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Mike McGovern is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Professor McGovern will be presenting “Uncertainty, Trust, and Ebola: Why Some Guineans Have Rejected Public Health Outreach.” Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will serve as the moderator for the discussion. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the…

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African Studies Workshop Featuring Xolela Mangcu

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Xolela Mangcu is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University Capetown and a Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center. Professor Mangcu will be presenting “Black Political Modernity in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth South Africa and the Rise of Nelson Mandela.” The moderator for the discussion is to be decided. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper…

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