Past Events

  • 2015 Apr 27

    Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Fainsod Room (Littauer Building, floor 3)
    Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im will present "Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform" as part of the Middle East Initiative Speakers' Series. Dr. An-Na'im will summarize lessons learned from the Islamic revolutionary upheavals of the 1970s in Sudan. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Associate Professor at the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and Faculty Fellow of Center for Ethics at Emory University.This event is free and open to the public. More information can be found... Read more about Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform
  • 2015 Apr 27

    Postpartum Protection from Pregnancy: Evidence from Developing Countries

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
    Iqbal Shah, Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present "Postpartum Protection from Pregnancy: Evidence from Developing Countries." He will discuss the unmet need for family planning in developing countries. Dr. Shah's talk is part of the Monday afternoon "Pop Center Seminar" series hosted by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.More information can be found here.
  • 2015 Apr 27

    Dakar on Film: Modernity and Cinema in an African Metropolis

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Boston University African Studies Center
    Steven Nelson, Cohen Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA, will present "Dakar on Film: Modernity and Cinema in an African Metropolis." This event is part of the weekly Walter Rodney Seminar series hosted by the Boston University African Studies Center.More information can be found here.
  • 2015 Apr 24

    African Education Initiative Lunch and Learn

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    The African Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will present "Women, Entrepreneurship, and Education." Speakers include:

    Naseemah Mohamed (A.B. '12), a former Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Ms. Mohamed is the Africa Programs Director of Cultural Agents at Harvard University. Whilst an undergraduate at Harvard College, she served as President of the Harvard African Students Association.

    Ndidi Nwuneli (MBA '99), a...

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  • 2015 Apr 24

    Lunch Seminar with Daniella Ballou-Areas

    11:45am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor Rubenstein, HKS

    Daniella Ballou-Aares (MBA/MPA '02) will participate in a lunch seminar hosted by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Having worked widely across Africa, she is an expert on organizational management and applying data-driven policymaking to public issues. She has served in various capacities, including as a consultant for Bain & Company, a fellow for the International Rescue Committee in Liberia, and as Americas Regional Director for Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

    Buffet lunch will be available to...

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  • 2015 Apr 23

    Bode Omojola presents "Yoruba Drumming in the United States: History, Memory, and Practice"

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, Room 133
    Bode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Music based at Mount Holyoke College, will present "Yoruba Drumming in the United States. Dr. Omojola held a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as well as several prestigious teaching appointments. His talk is part of the Musics Abroad Seminar series sponsored by the Harvard Department of Music.More information can be found here.
  • 2015 Apr 23

    CleanAcwa Information Session

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Jannulis Common Room, Leverett House
    CleanAcwa, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving water and sanitation solutions in Ghana, will host its spring 2015 recruitment information session. This project might be of special interest to those studying environmental science, public policy, global development, public health and other disciplines.This event will be catered by CleanAcwa.More information about the organization can be found here.
  • 2015 Apr 23

    China in Africa: An Evaluation of Chinese Investment

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Hall 102

    The Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club presents:

    China in Africa: An Evaluation of Chinese Investment

    The relationship between China and Africa has come under scrutiny over the past two decades. While some accuse China of unfairly profiting from Africa's lack of resources, others praise its investments in Africa as beneficial for economic development. This multifaceted conversation about the nature of Chinese business practices, economic activities, and investment...

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  • 2015 Apr 23

    Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, Room S250
    Ryan Sheely, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will present "Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya." His talk is part of the Comparative Politics Speakers Series, co-sponsored by the Department of Government at Harvard University and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

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  • 2015 Apr 23

    Sixth Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    On behalf of Professor John Mugane, Director of the Harvard African Language Program, we are very pleased to announce the Sixth Annual African Languages in the Disciplines Conference, which will take place on April 23, 2015, at Harvard University.

    We hope that you will consider joining us as we continue to engage scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines.

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