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September 2014

HKS International Development Communications Workshop: Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera (Part 1)

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taubman Building, Room 275,
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, 02138
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Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 1 – Basic Principles This workshop is led by Franco Sacchi, documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, development economist and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Mariane Ferme

September 22 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Mariane C. Ferme is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.  She will be presenting “Sitting on the Land: The Political and Symbolic Economy of Chiefship in Contemporary Sierra Leone.”  A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »

EBOLA In Interdisciplinary Perspective

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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  The Ebola virus currently devastating areas of West Africa continues to spread unabated. Conservative estimates predict that 20,000 people will be afflicted before the outbreak ends. The socioeconomic implications for the affected regions is extremely grim.… Read more » Find out more »

Book Launch with Lauren Beukes

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White Street, Cambridge, 02140
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South African author Lauren Beukes visits Cambridge to share her new book, Broken Monsters, in conversation with novelist Joe Hill. A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes’s new genre-bending novel of suspense.… Read more » Find out more »

“Defeating River Blindness in Africa: Implementation Research and Community Participation

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harvard School of Public Health,
FXB 301, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02115
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A special GHP-IID Joint Seminar Dr. Uche Amazigo, Former Director of the World Health Organization’s African Program for Onchocerciasis Control & HSPH Takemi Fellow will discuss “Defeating River Blindness in Africa: Implementation Research and Community Participation.”… Read more » Find out more »

Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
MIT Bldg 26-100, Cambridge, 02142
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Moderator: Calestous Juma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT; Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Innovation and Economic Development Program at Harvard Kennedy School In June 2014 African heads of state and government adopted a 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024).… Read more » Find out more »

GHP Brown Bag Seminar-“”Man to Man Talk”: How to increase uptake and efficiency of male circumcision in Africa”

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Harvard School of Public Health,
Building 1, Room 1208, Boston, 02115
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The Department of Global Health and Population at the  Harvard School of Public Health invites you to a brown bag discussion with Sema Sgaier of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation entitled “‘Man to Man: How to increase uptake and efficiency of male circumcision in Africa.”  … Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Biodun Jeyifo

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Biodun Jeyifo is a professor of African and African American studies and of comparative literature at Harvard University. A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.… Read more » Find out more »
October 2014

Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Franco Barchiesi

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thomposon Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street
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Franco Barchiesi is a 2014-15 W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he has taught from 1996 to 2002.… Read more » Find out more »

HKS International Development Communications Workshop: Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera (Part 2)

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taubman Building, Room 275,
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, 02138
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Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 2 – From Principles into Practice This workshop is led by Franco Sacchi, documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, development economist and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia.… Read more » Find out more »
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