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March 2015

Developing a New Dental School for Rwanda

March 5 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
REB Auditorium, Harvard School of Dental Medicine Campus,
190 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The Senior Dental Leaders Program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) will host Dr. Muhumuza Ibra, Dean of the University of Rwanda School of Dentistry. Several Harvard professors will serve on a panel entitled “Developing a New Dental School for Rwanda.” RSVP to Christina Dervishian at Hsdm_gch@hsdm.harvard.edu.… Read more » Find out more »

A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective, 1800-2014

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - March 7 @ 12:00 pm
CGIS South Building, Tsai Auditorium,
1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, 02138
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The rise of the prison has been an important historical development of the modern era. Over the past two hundred years, the growth of prisons has ticked upward. Confinement has come to dominate national penal regimes, increasingly replacing bodily harm as a primary form of punishment.… Read more » Find out more »

Caroline Elkins Presents “Empire on Trial: Mau Mau and the High Court of Justice”

March 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Boylston Hall – Fong Auditorim,
110 Fong Auditorium, Cambridge, 02138 United States
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Caroline Elkins, Professor of History and African and African American Studies and Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University, will lead a workshop entitled, “Empire on Trial: Mau Mau and the High Court of Justice.” Professor Elkins’s lecture is part of the W.E.B.… Read more » Find out more »

Screening of “The Supreme Price” at MIT

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Campus- Building 32,
Cambridge, MA United States
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The MIT Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies will screen the film The Supreme Price, a documentary that discusses the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and the activism of Hafsat Abiola (College ’96).… Read more » Find out more »

The Role of African Women in the Post 2015 Development Agenda & Beijing +20 Review Process

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - March 10 @ 10:00 pm
Austin Hall, North,
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, Urgent Action Fund-Africa, and the Ford Foundation-East Africa Office will host a roundtable discussion on the role of African women in the post-2015 development agenda and the Beijing +20 review process.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Erin Mosely

March 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Erin Mosely is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University concentrating on African Studies and History. Mosely will present “In the Shadow of ‘Never Again': Archival Practice and the Documentation of Genocide in Rwanda, 1994-Present.” Lowell Brower, a doctoral candidate in African & African American Studies at Harvard University, will serve as moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »

Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: A Discussion of the Major Issues and Players

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ongoing Boko Haram crisis in Northeastern Nigeria and the recent plunge in global oil prices have placed incredible pressures on President Goodluck Jonathan as he attempts to defend his position against the most influential opposition party the nation has ever seen.… Read more » Find out more »

Hutchins Center Spring Colloquium: Kerry Chance

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Kerry Chance, Independent Scholar in Anthropology Fellow’s Bio and Project Description “Where There is Fire, There is Politics”: Material Life and Ungovernability in Urban South Africa Free and open to the public.  A Q+A session will follow each talk.  Please feel free to bring a lunch.… Read more » Find out more »

A Role for Negotiation in Promoting Women’s Rights and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

March 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hauser Hall, Room 104, Harvard Law School,
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, NJ 02138 United States
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The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School will host Somali-born human rights activist Hibaaq Osman, who will deliver a talk entitled “A Role for Negotiation in Promoting Women’s Rights and Security in the Middle East and North Africa.” Osman is founder and CEO of Karama, a women’s empowerment organization active across the Middle East and Africa, including Somalia and Egypt.… Read more » Find out more »

The Archive, History and Law: The Politics of Re-membering, Truth-Seeking and Re-making History

The Archive, History and Law: The Politics of Re-membering, Truth-Seeking and Remaking History This workshop aims to promote formative thinking on the changing relation between history and the law as has become evident in the rise of various judicial and quasi-judicial mechanisms for pursuing justice and reconciliation in postcolonial, post-totalitarian, and post conflict situations.… Read more » Find out more »
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