Past Events

  • 2015 Jul 01

    KING SUNNY ADÉ at The Sinclaire

    9:00pm to 10:00pm

    Location: 

    The Sinclair
    King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, pounding talking drums, pulsating congas, keyboards, backup singers, and dancers, the group delivers an action-packed live performance.Tickets are $28 advance, $35 day of, general admission, standing room only, 18+. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.WorldMusic.org. More information is available... Read more about KING SUNNY ADÉ at The Sinclaire
  • 2015 May 27

    Graduation Party

    4:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    The Center for African Studies, the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research invite you to join us in celebrating our doctoral students, graduating seniors, and secondary fielders.

    Prizes in African and African American Studies will also be awarded. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Dinner will be served.

  • 2015 May 14

    Screening of "¡Vampiros en la Habana!"

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Cooper Gallery
    The Spring 2015 Cuban Cinema Series at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art will screen ¡Vampiros en la Habana! (1985).(108 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Juan Padrón.)This animated film features trumpet performances by Arturo Sandoval."The film is about a vampire (related to Count Dracula himself) who invented a potion that allows vampires to walk around in the daytime. It takes place in Havana, Cuba, in the environment of a growing rebel movement against the dictator ‘General Machado’ (who clearly represents Batista in the film).... Read more about Screening of "¡Vampiros en la Habana!"
  • 2015 May 08

    Screening of Guimba the Tyrant

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Room B-04

    This weekend, the Film Study Center and the Harvard Film Archive will be screening of the 1995 acclaimed film Guimba the Tyrant, by renowned Malian filmmaker Cheick Oumar Sissoko and the recent recipient of the McMillan–Stewart Fellowship. The film is an allegorical re-telling of an important moment in recent Malian history, the 1991 overthrow of Moussa Traore. Set in a prosperous (and mythic) city-state in the pre-colonial era, Guimba the Tyrant is both broadly comic and pointedly political in its tale of the fall of a dictator. The title...

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  • 2015 May 08

    First SJD Association Workshop - Harvard Law School

    Fri - Sat, May 8 to May 9, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School
    The Harvard Law School SJD Association presents First SJD Association Workshop at the Harvard Law School. The workshop will feature an Africa Forum to be convened at the Harvard Law School (room WCC 2012) on May 8, 2015 at 2pm. The Forum will feature a keynote address by Professor Mahmood Mamdani. For more information visit: www.sjdworkshop.blogspot.com
  • 2015 May 06

    Global Health Expo at Massachusetts General Hospital

    12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Bulfinch Hall, Massachusetts General Hospital
    The Fourth Annual MGH Global Health Expo will provide an opportunity for the MGH community and general public to learn more about the wide breadth of global health activities happening across its campus, as well as to spur new collaborations and conversations among those interested in Global Health. Over 40 organizations, representing multiple departments and specialties, will be on hand to discuss their activities; a list of these organizations will be published on the MGH website soon.Refreshments will be served.More information can be found... Read more about Global Health Expo at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2015 May 05

    Launch of Transition, Issue 117: New African Fiction

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Book Store
    The editors and writers of Transition, a magazine published thrice annually by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, will launch its 117th issue. Harvard Book Store will host Marame Gueye, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Literatures at East Carolina University; John Warner Smith, Professor at Southern University; and Patrick Sylvain, Instructor at the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Brown University to celebrate the publication of the new edition. The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and... Read more about Launch of Transition, Issue 117: New African Fiction
  • 2015 May 04

    Spiking Trends in Global Freedom

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    B-L-4, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
    Mark Lagon (College '86), president of human rights watchdog group Freedom House, will present "Spiking Trends in Global Freedom." He will discuss recent developments expressed in the "Freedom in the World" survey, published annually by his organization. Particularly, his talk will focus on the recent declines in liberty many countries.Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Lagon was Chair for Global Politics and Security at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights at the Council on Foreign Relations from... Read more about Spiking Trends in Global Freedom
  • 2015 May 04

    Bayesian Models for Multiple Outcomes in Domains with Application to the Seychelles Child Development Study

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Building II, Room 426, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Sally W. Thurston (PhD '97) will present "Bayesian Models for Multiple Outcomes in Domains with Application to the Seychelles Child Development Study." Dr. Thurston is a lead statistician for the Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS), a project involving that country's Ministry of Health. This event is hosted by the Environmental Statistics Seminar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.More information about the SCDS can be found here, and further details about the... Read more about Bayesian Models for Multiple Outcomes in Domains with Application to the Seychelles Child Development Study

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