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April 2014

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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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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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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Science, Ethnicity, & Identity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes

April 24 - 25

 Location: 
April 25th: William James Hall 1550, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
April 26th: Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138… Read more »

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African Languages in the Discipline Conference

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club,
20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

African Languages in the Discipline Conference (ALD) aims to engage a diverse range of scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines.

Indigenous African languages are vital to comprehending how Africans understand, organize, and transmit essential knowledge to successive generations, both through oral and written traditions and through aesthetic practices.… Read more »

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One Book Presentation with William Kamkwamba

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A300 Auditorium, Charlestown Campus, Bunker Hill Community College,
250 New Rutherford Avenue Boston, 02129
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To power his family’s home, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap — starting him on a journey detailed in the book and film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”  Kamkwamba’s achievements are a testament to the triumph of imagination and the power of human potential under the most adverse circumstances.… Read more »

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Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS S010,
1730 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

This year’s Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Max Price, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.  His talk is titled “Race to deracialise: paradoxes of transformation in South African university admissions.”
There will be a pre-talk reception starting at 5 p.m., with the lecture to begin at 5:30 p.m.… Read more »

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African Studies Workshop 2014 Conference

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,
10 Garden Street Cambridge, 02138
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Chiefship and the Customary in Contemporary Africa

The scholarly objectives of the conference are to interrogate – to document, analyze, and theorize — changes in the politics, economics, and cultural practices surrounding the institution of chiefship, and of the so-called “customary,” under present-day conditions in Africa.… Read more »

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Malaria Matters – Miles for Malaria

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
DCR Artesani Herter Park,
1255 Soldiers Field Road Boston,
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On World Malaria Day (April 25), Harvard Malaria Competition winner and HSPH MPH candidate Ukachi Emeruwa invites you to join her for Miles Against Malaria, a 5K community-wide walk/jog/run that will harness the unity and reach of the Harvard community for the purposes of demonstrating to the world that at Harvard, Malaria Matters.… Read more »

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Mob Malaria

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Science Center Plaza,
Harvard Yard Cambridge, 02138
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Mob Malaria is a global, student-run project to raise awareness of malaria and its eradication efforts through fun. On World Malaria Day (April 25), students and community members in Cambridge (MA), Changsha (China), and Harare (Zimbabwe) will all take part in the same audio-guided flash mob.… Read more »

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