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April 2014

African Studies Workshop featuring Claudia Gastrow

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall ,
35 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Claudia Gastrow is a PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago. She will be presenting, “Geographies of Dispossession: Understanding the Politics of Demolition in Angola.”  Michael Hooper, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, will be the discussant.… Read more »

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Masquerade for Malaria

April 18 @ 10:00 pm - April 19 @ 2:00 am
NW Labs,
52 Oxford Street Cambridge, 02138
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The Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum presents Masquerade for Malaria, in support of Malaria No More’s Power of One campaign. One dollar saves a life – 100% of proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by the MCJ/Amelior Foundation.… Read more »

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Africa and Its Partners: The U.S.-African Relationship during the Rise of China

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Taubman Building, Room 275,
79 JFK Street Cambridge, 02138

The Harvard Africa Caucus invites you to join them for a round-table discussion with Ambassador David Shin, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia (1996-99) and Burkina Faso (1987-90). Shin is currently a Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University and co-author of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement. Moderated by Irene Sun (MPP/MBA) of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.… Read more »

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The Kingdom of Kongo and the Thirty Years’ War

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CGIS South, S030

This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on African Studies and the Early Modern Committee at Harvard.
This lecture is presented by John Thornton, Professor of African American Studies and History; Director of Graduate Studies, Boston University.… Read more »

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The Film Studies Center presents Mati Diop

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sever Hall 416

“Beautifully inscrutable, Diop’s films are exceedingly personal, drawn from memory, experience, and chance encounters. Drifting and dreamy, they proceed (sometimes haphazardly) like phantasms of the mind, travelling over bodies that are magnetically drawn together—“the triumph of the flesh,” as Diop once put it—whether it be for comfort or lust (or especially the interstice where the two meet), or in order to access distant lands that are remembered, yearned for, or fancifully concocted.… Read more »

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African Language Theater Night

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thomposon Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
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The African Language Program invites you to attend a night of African cuisine and students performing skits in African languages from Amharic to Zulu. 
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African Studies Workshop featuring Nancy Rose Hunt

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall ,
35 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt is a Professor of History and Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Michigan.  She will be presenting Colonial Nervousness, and A Nervous State.  Joshua Walker, PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago, will be the discussant.… Read more »

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African Language Theater Night

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

The African Language Program invites you to attend a night of African cuisine and students performing skits in African languages from Amharic to Zulu. 
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The Politics of Memory in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lecture Room of Wellesley College's Clapp Library,
106 Central Street Wellesley, MA, 02481

Lecture by Prof. Rene Lemarchand from the University of Florida. 
In the context of Rwandan Genocide Commemoration week, Lemarchand will speak about the politicization of memory and commemoration of recent genocidal violence in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. 
Lemarchand has Widely published about the history of violence and social and moral repair in Burundi, Rwanda and DRC (Congo). 
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Africa Night: ‘Faces of Africa’

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Lecture Hall Basement,
17 Kirkland Street Cambridge, 02138
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The Harvard African Students Association (HASA)  will be culminating its Africa Week 2014 Festivities with Africa Night! Tickets cost $12 and are available at the Harvard Box Office.  African food will be served at a pre-event reception in the Lowell Lecture Hall Basement from 6:30pm.… Read more »

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