Past Events

  • 2018 Dec 10

    International Human Rights Day of Celebration

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    DrPH Space, 708 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02120
     

    To commemorate International Human Rights Day, the Africa Student Health Forum at Harvard's School of Public Health will be hosting two events on the 10th of December at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. The first event will be a panel discussion on Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines in Africa: A Human Right Perspective from 1:00pm - 1:50pm. This event will be followed by a screening of the City of Joy documentary from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, this is a documentary based on the 2018 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege's work on sexual violence...

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  • 2018 Dec 10

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring George Paul Meiu

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505) - 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

    "Plastic Panics: Masculinity, Materiality, and Citizenship in Kenya" by George Paul Meiu

    The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

    Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political science, economics,...

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  • 2018 Dec 07

    Religion and the Public Sphere in Africa and the African Diaspora Colloquium

    (All day)

    Location: 

    CGIS South - 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    Presented by the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora


    December 7-8, 2018, 9a - 5p.
    Tsai Auditorium
    CGIS South Building, Room S010
    Harvard University
    1730 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

  • 2018 Dec 05

    Barber Shop Chronicles

    Wed Dec 5 (All day) to Sat Jan 5 (All day)

    Location: 

    Loeb Drama Center - 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    Barbershop Chronicles Poster

    Barber Shop Chronicles

    December 5, 2018 – January 5, 2019

    By Inua Ellams

    Directed by Bijan Sheibani

    Design by Rae...

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  • 2018 Dec 03

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Claudia Gastrow

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA

    Claudia Gastrow is an anthropologist of Southern Africa specializing in issues of land, urbanism, housing, informality and governance, with a special focus on Angola. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2014, and currently lectures at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.  She will present Anarchic Citizens and Bandit States: Urbanism, Civility, and Materiality in Luanda.  Discussant: Ronald Niezen.

    A week in advance, the...

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  • 2018 Dec 03

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Michael Woldemariam

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    William O. Brown Seminar Room (Rm 505) - 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

    "Divide and Rule: Partition and Illiberal State-Building in the Horn of Africa" by Michael Woldemariam

    The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

    Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political science...

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  • 2018 Nov 30

    HALA Benefit Dinner 2018

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall - 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Milstein East, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Friday November 30, 2018

    Join the Harvard African Law Association for our Annual Benefit Dinner! This year’s proceeds go to Think Young Women, who aims to address issues affecting young women by building their skills, strengthening their voices to create more impact and support to achieve women’s rights. TYW provides the space to empower and uplift young women, work with young men and boys to end violence against women and girls and provide an enlightened leadership to meet the complex challenges of young...

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  • 2018 Nov 28

    Michael A. Gomez: W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series (3 of 3)

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

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    This is the third lecture in the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture series entitled West Africa in the Age of Ascent. This year's lecturer is Professor Michael A. Gomez. Gomez is the Silver Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University (NYU) and the director of NYU’s...

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