Past Events

  • 2014 Oct 21

    Developing African Ethnic Studies with Chinese Characteristics: Field Work and Ethnographic Study in Zimbabwe

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Yenching Common Room (#136)
    This is a presentation by Shi Lin of the School of Ethnology and Sociology at Minzu University of China. Lin is also a Harvard Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar.In the past 4 to 5 years, Chinese anthropologists and ethnologists have begun conducting field work and ethnographical studies in Africa. Lin will give a historical review of Chinese African ethnic studies and then discuss her field work and ethnographic study in Zimbabwe. While traditional Chinese African ethnic studies have made some achievements in areas such as African nationalism and African cultures, there is a need for more... Read more about Developing African Ethnic Studies with Chinese Characteristics: Field Work and Ethnographic Study in Zimbabwe
  • 2014 Oct 20

    African Studies Workshop featuring Luise White

    6:15pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall

    Luise White is a professor of African history at the University of Florida. She will be presenting “The 1980 Zimbabwe election: electoral violence, election monitors, and the power of the secret ballot.”

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop. After presentation and...

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  • 2014 Oct 16

    Meet Abdul Kassim, Founder of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium
    AbdulKassimJoin Harvard Engineers Without Borders in learning about Abdul Kassim's journey in founding the Kibera Girls' Soccer Academy in Uganda, challenges he faced along the way, and his focus on community-centered development. Abdul Kassim is founder and executive director of KGSA, the first free secondary school of girls in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. KSGA provides schooling, athletic and artistic programming, and micro-... Read more about Meet Abdul Kassim, Founder of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
  • 2014 Oct 16

    Hortense Spillers: W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (3 of 3)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Dr. Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University will complete her presentation on “Women and the Early Republics: Revolution, Sentiment, and Sorrow”. This is a lecture in 3 parts, running October 14-16.
  • 2014 Oct 16

    The Struggling International Response to Ebola: What can be learned about gaps in the global health system?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Global Health Institute
    Professor Michael VanRooyen, Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University and Dr. Suerie Moon, Co-Chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health, will discuss what the global response to Ebola has revealed about gaps in the international system to respond to outbreaks of infectious disease.This presentation will address questions such as: What is the role of the U.N. system, World Health Organization and other intergovernmental bodies, well-resourced governments (such as the U.S.), the pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, research funders, and others in responding to... Read more about The Struggling International Response to Ebola: What can be learned about gaps in the global health system?
  • 2014 Oct 15

    Hortense Spillers: W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (2 of 3)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Dr. Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University will continue her presentation on "Women and the Early Republics: Revolution, Sentiment, and Sorrow". This is a lecture in 3 parts, running October 14-16.
  • 2014 Oct 15

    Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Maria Tatar

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. A frequent contributor to NPR, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, she is currently at work on a volume of African-American Folktales. She will be presenting on, "Who Killed Brer Rabbit?: True Lies in a Silenced Culture".
  • 2014 Oct 14

    Hortense Spillers: W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (1 of 3)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Dr. Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University will be giving a presentation on "Women and the Early Republics: Revolution, Sentiment, and Sorrow". This is a lecture in 3 parts, running October 14-16.
  • 2014 Oct 14

    Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health: Building on Existing Efforts in East Africa

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Room 710
    Bjørg Sandkjær is a senior advisor in the Department of Health, Education and Research at Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. She will be speaking on, “Operationalizing a rights-based approach to health: Building on existing efforts in East Africa”.Bjorg has extensive experience working on issues related to health in general and sexual and reproductive health and rights, in her native Norway as well as on the African continent. Between 2003 - 2007 she worked on population and social development issues at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa,... Read more about Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health: Building on Existing Efforts in East Africa
  • 2014 Oct 10

    Harvard Black Alumni Weekend 2014

    Fri - Sun, Oct 10 to Oct 12, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Various locations around Harvard University
    Many events will take place over the weekend, including a discussion on "The New Africa: A Fresh Look Through a New Prism" and "Harvard at 378: An Examination of the State of Affairs at Harvard University", featuring Professor Henry "Skip" Gates, Jr. and Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr, among others.It is encouraged to register early.You can find out more about the event and register here.

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