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March 2015

Lunch and Learn – Intersection of Health & Education in Liberia, Rwanda and Kenya

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Larsen Hall, Rm 106,
14 Appian Way, Cambridge, 02138 United States
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The Africa Education Initiative, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is excited to announce the second Lunch and Learn on Friday, March 27, 2015. Feel free to bring your lunch, enjoy light snacks and learn about the Intersection of Health & Education in Liberia, Rwanda and Kenya from the following panelists:  Dr.… Read more » Find out more »

Panel Discussion: Leaders of the New School: Ferguson Youth Activism The Fight to End State-Sanctioned Murder

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute will host a panel discussion ’Leaders of the New School: Ferguson Youth Activism The Fight to End State-Sanctioned Murder.’ Moderator: Bakari Kitwana, Author, Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era Panelists: Jelani Cobb, Contributor, The New Yorker / Professor of History, University of Connecticut; Netta Elzie, Activist, Ferguson Protestor Newsletter; Tef Poe, Hiphop Artist / Activist, Hands Up United; Jasiri X, Hiphop Artist / Activist, One Hood; Ashley Yates, Poet / Activist, Co-Founder, Millennial Activist United INFORMATION: More information is available here.… Read more » Find out more »

What Botswana’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS Teaches Us about Foreign Assistance

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FXB Center, Room 301,
Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, 651 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA 002115 United States
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The Harvard AIDs Initiative will host a lunch time talk, What Botswana’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS Teaches Us about Foreign Assistance, with Michelle Gavin, Managing Director of The Africa Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana 2011-14. Lunch will be provided.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Megan Styles


March 30 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
Megan Styles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois in Springfield. Styles will be presenting “From Roses to Geothermal Power: Naivasha (Kenya) in the New Global Order.” Alexander Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University, will serve as moderator for the discussion.… Read more » Find out more »

The Legal Side of Business in Africa

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Winthrop Junior Common Room,
Between Mill St. & Memorial Dr., Cambridge, 02138
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The Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club (HABIC) will host Jacques Nyemb, Cameroonian lawyer and Harvard Kennedy School student. He will present “The Legal Side of Business in Africa.” His presentation will cover the changing corporate regulatory landscape in African markets and its effects on investment.… Read more » Find out more »

Nigeria in the World Seminar Series

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nigeria in the World Seminar Series presents, Ebola in Nigeria: Lessons for the World Health Communities, with Oyewole Tomori, Professor of Virology, Former Vice Chancellor, Redeemer University, Nigeria. This monthly seminar series explores the future of Nigeria’s engagement with the world community.… Read more » Find out more »

Exploring Careers in Africa – Undergraduate Workshop

March 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
54 Dunster Street,
Cambridge, 02138 United States
Explore Careers in Africa:  Panel + Mixer / Undergraduate Workshop Tuesday, March 31 from 4:30-6:00pm Enjoy food from the continent as we hear form a diverse panel that will share their experiences working in various sub-Saharan African countries.… Read more » Find out more »

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: A Book Launch

March 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lisa Shannon (MPA ’13), Associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, will launch her book, Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen. The book recounts the story of Francisca Thelin, a Congolese expatriate who returns to family, only to find their livelihood threatened by the Lord’s Resistance Army.… Read more » Find out more »
April 2015

The Role of Civil Society and Independent Radio in West Africa

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Doble Campus, Doble Building Room 209,
30 Mellen Street, Cambridge , MA 02138 United States
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The West African Research Association (WARA) will host “The Role of Civil Society and Independent Radio in West Africa: Ending War, Building Peace, and Fighting Ebola” at Lesley University. Christopher Hamblett, President of Foundation for West Africa, and Jennifer Yanco, Director of WARA, will present and screen a film.… Read more » Find out more »

President of the East African Court of Justice, Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Taubman Building,
15 Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The President of the East African Court of Justice, Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, will attend a lunch forum hosted by the Africa Caucus of the Harvard Kennedy School. He will discussion legal capacity building, post-conflict governance, and integrated solutions to legal challenges facing the East African region.… Read more » Find out more »
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