Past Events

  • 2019 Oct 16

    Nourishing Africa's 2.4 Billion People: Leapfrogging Through Innovation and Technology

    11:45am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Wexner 434 AB - Harvard Kennedy School

    This seminar will be given by Ndidi Nwuneli, Co-founder of Aace Foods (Nigeria)

    This seminar will be given on October 16, 2019--World Food Day. Please join us as we hear from Ndidi Nwuneli, former M-RCBG senior fellow, co-founder of Aace Foods and Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting. Lunch will be served. RSVP to: mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu

    ORGANIZER: Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

    WEBSITE: ...

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  • 2019 Oct 15

    The Changing Face of Poverty: Can Africa Surprise the World?

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    The Institute of Politics - Harvard University (79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02138)

    Join us for the 2019 Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on solutions to global poverty, moderated by Professor Zoe Marks.

    2019 Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    Chair of the Board, Gavi, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
    Former Managing Director of Operations, World Bank
    Nigeria’s Finance Minister (2003-2006, 2011-2015)
     
    Zoe Marks (Moderator)
    Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School...

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  • 2019 Oct 10

    Destination: World

    4:15pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium - CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Destination World Poster

     

    From studying Hong Kong to walking Cape Town, come learn how international experiences shape the lives of Harvard undergraduates. Nine students take center stage in the Tsai Auditorium stage to share their inspirational stories about global engagement,...

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  • 2019 Oct 10

    Wheels of Change: Impact of Bicycles on Female Education

    11:45am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Cason Conference Room, Taubman 102

    Nishith Prakash, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

    Prakash will talk about the impact of a program in rural Zambia that provides bicycles to girls going to school. In estimating the causal impact on education and empowerment, preliminary findings from the study suggest that the bicycle reduced the commuting time to school by 35 minutes – a third of the total commute time. In addition, school absenteeism dropped 27 percent and punctuality increased. The research also found evidence...

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  • 2019 Oct 09

    All-Harvard Africa Mixer

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Concourse - 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Africa Mixer Poster.

    The Harvard Center for African Studies invites you to join us for our annual All-Harvard Africa Mixer with African Food and Music! Learn about Africa-related activities and events planned for the Fall semester from students, faculty affiliates, and guests from across the university....

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  • 2019 Oct 09

    CinemAfriq Film Screening: Hyenas (Wolof)

    5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Mugar Library, Estin Room (#302) - 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

    Hyenas

    Hyenas (French: Hyènes) is a 1992 Senegalese film adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Swiss-German satirical tragicomedy play The Visit, directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. The intimate story of love and revenge parallels a critique of neocolonialism and African consumerism.

    ORGANIZER: Boston University

    WEBSITE: https://www.bu.edu/africa/events/calendar/?eid=232707

  • 2019 Oct 09

    Colloquium with Teju Cole: 'Lagos'

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA

    Spaker Information:

    Teju Cole, Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing, Harvard University

    TEJU COLE is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of five books. He was the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019. He is currently the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. 

     

    ORGANIZER: Hutchins Center

    WEBSITE: ...

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  • 2019 Oct 08

    First Meeting of Islamic Africa Seminar (IAS)

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center 114, Kresge Foundation Room, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Islamic Africa Seminar (IAS) is excited to be hosting its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday 8 October at 6:00 in Barker Center room 114. In lieu of a paper presentation, we will start with a meet and greet dinner where we will introduce IAS, connect new and old graduate students working on Islam and Africa, and plan sessions for the coming semester.

    The peer-led...

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  • 2019 Oct 08

    Designing the South: Emerging Accounts of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Collaboration between Africa and China

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Poster Image

    From the height of the copy-cat manufacturing years to the current era of big tech represented by the likes of Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, etc., Chinese technology has contributed to much of the ambivalence around the country’s perceived global ascendancy. Particularly in the global south where China’s...

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  • 2019 Oct 08

    Future Of Cities: Water

    3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education - 13 Appian Way - Askwith, Longfellow Hall

    The future of cities is impacted by water in two main manifestations: too much water (notably flooding and sea rise) or not enough water (leading to drought, extreme heat, and increased fire risk). Mature cities in developed economies cope with these stressors one way, while fast growing cities in emerging economies have quite different tools to anticipate and deal with perils. For example, sea rise issues in Jakarta and Lagos are considered differently than in Miami or Amsterdam; drought and heat is experienced one way in Beijing or Mexico City than in Los Angeles, subject to terrifying...

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