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Resources Not Africa’s Only Gem - in Business Day

April 22, 2016

The apparent end to the commodity supercycle has sent shock waves across the global economy. It has sparked turbulence in stock markets, put pressure on currencies and fuelled concerns about prospects for growth and the stability of public finances.Africa has not escaped this pessimism. Questions have been asked about the continent’s economic future, with fears that the remarkable gains of the past two decades could be reversed.

Boston Globe Interview with HEAR WORD! Director, Ifeoma Fafunwa

April 11, 2016

Producer, director, performer, writer, architect. Over the past two decades, Ifeoma Fafunwa has worn many hats searching for the ideal vehicle with which to marry her art with her deep concerns for the world. Two years ago, she found it with the ambitious, critically acclaimed Nigerian production “Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True,” which she and a cast of 10 women are bringing to the Harvard Dance Center April 15-17 for its US premiere.

CAS Grantee featured in The Harvard Gazette

March 31, 2016

The Center for African Studies grantee, Hanna Amanuel ’16, was recently featured in the Harvard Gazette. Amanuel was awarded a CAS Summer Grant in 2015 to conduct ethnographic fieldwork on the history, politics, and meaning of female genital cutting (FGC) in Eritrea. The article, titled “Coming of Age, Setting a Goal,” was part of a series showcasing some of Harvard’s most promising graduates. After graduation, Amanuel will begin a Harvard-UK Fellowship at Oxford University.


March 11, 2016

The Center for African Studies in association with American Repertory Theater, Division of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Dance Center, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Mahindra Humanities Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University present: HEAR …

"Education, Research, and Innovation in Africa: Forging Strategic Linkages for Economic Transformation" by Calestous Juma

February 26, 2016

Calestuos Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa recently published a discussion paper for the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.