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September 2016

Walter Rodney Seminars: Fighting Rinderpest in Lesotho: Chiefs, Border Fences, and Veterinary Knowledge, 1896-1902

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William O.Brown Seminar Room 505,
232 Bay State Road
Boston , MA 02215 United States
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This Boston University weekly seminar, in its 29th year, occurs every Monday at noon in the William O.Brown Seminar Room 505, 232 Bay State Road. Bring a lunch and engage in the latest research on Africa from a variety of disciplinary lenses.

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Decolonization and the Cold War: African Student Elites in the USSR as Transnational Actors

September 26 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies,
CGIS-S, 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge , MA 02138 United States
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Join for a talk cosponsored by the Cold War Studies Seminar and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research! This presentation challenges widespread Western beliefs about African elites' participation in Soviet transnational programs in education, training, and human-resource development during the Cold War. Because those beliefs seem to have shaped conventional wisdom circulating through influential policy circles and popular culture, they appear to have been absorbed by scholars, pundits, and even writers of fiction. Drawing upon his actual…

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Asmarina Film Screening and Conversation with Director

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street,
1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States
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Enjoy a free film screening of Asmarina, a recent documentary on the Eritrean community in Milano, Italy and a conversation with director, Medhin Paolos on Monday, September 26th. Medhin Paolos is a film maker, photographer, electronic musician and an activist for citizenship rights. The conversations following this film should prove to be very interesting considering the current political climate, refugee crisis, and Brexit.  Event Sponsors: the Elson Family Grant, the Provostial Funds for the Arts and Humanities and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies  

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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 be the discussant. Full presenter bios can be found here. 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…

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A Public Address by His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob

September 28 @ 6:00 am

A Public Address by His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob President of the Republic of Namibia

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Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Xolela Mangcu

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures were established in 1981 with funding from the Ford Foundation. These lectures recognize persons of outstanding achievement who have contributed to the understanding of African American life, history, and culture. This week’s Fall Colloquium lecture features Xolela Mangcu, Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town presenting “Projects on Harold Washington and Nelson Mandela.” This event is free and open to the public.  A Q+A session will follow each talk.  Please feel…

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Promoting Leadership through Girls’ Education with H.E. Ambassador Hassana Alidou

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building,
2300 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
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WorldBoston and the West African Research Association (WARA) will host Her Excellency Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. Before becoming an ambassador, Professor Alidou has worked with UNICEF, UNESCO, and other significant policy organizations. The ambassador will speak about "Promoting Leadership through Girls' Education." The session will be interactive, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. We encourage those with an interest in West Africa, bilingual education, and women's empowerment to attend. This evening event will be free of…

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“Trafficked”: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Knafel Center,
Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
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Join the Carr Center & the South Asia Institute for a screening of the new movie “Trafficked”, based on the award winning book 'Sex Trafficking' by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, with time for questions from the audience. This is a free but private screening, and you must RSVP to have a seat reserved. Refreshments will be served. Reception from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panelists: Siddharth Kara, Adjunct Lecturer of Public Policy,…

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October 2016

Walter Rodney Seminars: Crafting New Economies: Artisans, Economic Mosaics and Trade of Inland Central East Africa

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William O.Brown Seminar Room 505,
232 Bay State Road
Boston , MA 02215 United States
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This Boston University weekly seminar in its 29th year, occurs every Monday at noon in the William O.Brown Seminar Room 505, 232 Bay State Road. Bring a lunch and engage in the latest research on Africa from a variety of disciplinary lenses.  

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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 be the discussant. 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…

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