Past Events

  • 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.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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  • 2015 Apr 22

    Africa Caucus Breakfast Study Group

    7:15am to 8:45am

    Location: 

    Weil Town Hall (1st floor, Belfer Building)
    Bertrand Belle, MPA/ID candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, will present "Peer-to-Peer Exchanges as a Tool for Change: Worth the Effort?" His presentation is part of the weekly Wednesday breakfast study group of the Africa Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School. Complimentary breakfast will be served to attendees.
  • 2015 Apr 21

    Candle-light Vigil

    8:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Outside of Griswold Hall

    HALA, in solidarity with Martha Kassa, MLSA, BLSA, Christian Fellowship and a number of student organizations, will come together for a vigil to pay homage to the lives lost in Libya, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and in other atrocities that remain untold. In the spirit of our shared values and solidarity, join us as we remember and pray.

    When: Wednesday, April 22, 2014

    Time: 8:00 PM (please plan to arrive at...

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  • 2015 Apr 20

    African Studies Workshop featuring Dorothy Hodgson

    6:15pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall

    Dorothy Hodgson is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, the former Director of the Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women and a past President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology. From 2005-2006, she held a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Hodgson will present “Criminalizing Culture: Human Rights, NGOs, and the Politics of Anti‐FGM Campaigns.” Kevin Tervala, an art and architectural historian currently pursuing a doctorate in African Studies at Harvard University, will serve as moderator for...

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  • 2015 Apr 20

    Mgoneko: Rape, Magic, and Women's Rights Urban Legends in Malawi

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Kates Room, Warren House
    Anika Wilson, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "Mgoneko: Rape, Magic, and Women's Rights Urban Legends in Malawi." Professor Wilson is the author of Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi: No Secret Under the Sun, widely recognized as a significant major scholarly endeavor on that topic. In her talk, she will discuss gendered power dynamics, urban legends, rumor, and Malawian women's responses to and interactions with the HIV/AIDS crisis. This talk is presented by the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology.More information can... Read more about Mgoneko: Rape, Magic, and Women's Rights Urban Legends in Malawi
  • 2015 Apr 20

    African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall 113
    Vincent Intondi, Professor of History at Montgomery University and Director of Research for American University's Nuclear Studies Institute, will present his new book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement. His work discusses the implications of black participation in the anti-nuclear weapons and anti-colonialist movement during the height of the Cold War. Intondi's talk is part of the Andrew W. Mellon Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University.More information can be... Read more about African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement

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