Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Feb 22

    All-Harvard Africa Spring Mixer

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    The Spring Mixer is a CAS event organized for students and friends of Africa in the wider Harvard community to meet and greet and discuss plans and strategies for the semester. It also provides an opportunity for CAS to thank student groups for their support to CAS. We welcome you to join us for food, music, and drinks this evening!
  • 2018 Feb 26

    Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar Series Featuring Abel Djassi Amado

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Boston University, 232 Bay State Road, Room 505

    "The International Politics of the Portugese Language in Sub-Saharan Africa" by Abel Djassi Amado

    The Boston University Walter Rodney Seminar lecture series is held every Monday from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm at the African Studies Center.

    Over the past 35 years, the Walter Rodney Seminar has brought more than 500 guest speakers to BU’s African Studies Center. The lecture series is interdisciplinary, and has included presentations by established and incipient scholars in all Africa-related disciplines, including history, anthropology, political...

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  • 2018 Feb 26

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Tendayi Sithole

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Tendayi Sithole is associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. He is the author of Steve Biko: Deceolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Landham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).  He will present Decolonizing Decolonization: Chinweizu's Critique of Africa's Maldevelopment. Discussant: Sebastian Jackson.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies...

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  • 2018 Feb 28

    Spring Colloquium with Zelalem Kibret Beza

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    ‘Liberation Technology’, New Social Movements (NSMs), and Change: A Story from Sub-Saharan Africa

    Free and open to the public.  A Q+A session will follow each talk.  Please feel free to bring a lunch.

    ORGANIZER: Hutchins Center
    WEBSITE: http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/february-28-2018-1200pm/spring-colloquium-zelalem-kibret-beza

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  • 2018 Mar 02

    20th Annual Africa Business Conference

    Fri - Sun, Mar 2 to Mar 4, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School

    “Values and Value Chains: Africa in a New Global Era.”

    "The global landscape is changing at a seemingly more rapid pace than ever before. We believe now is the time for the African continent, with its rich history, resources, values, and institutions, to provide the global dialogue with unique perspectives and ideas that contribute towards making the continent and the world a better, more inclusive, place.

    Much of the current conversation around Africa’s current and growing economic prowess over-...

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  • 2018 Mar 05

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Sindiso Mnisi-Weeks

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Sindiso Mnisi Weeks is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy of Excluded Populations in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  She will present Disempowering Rights: The Unintended Consequences of Rights Discourse(s) in South Africa's Legal Culture Clash. Discussant: Lucie White.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the ...

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  • 2018 Mar 08

    African Women's Leadership Conference at Wellesley College

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Wellesley College

    The African Women’s Leadership Conference at Wellesley College is a first-of-its-kind convening of some of the most influential voices in African women’s leadership—from education and politics, health and technology, entertainment and the law.

    Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, and the conference program begins at 9:00 a.m. The conference concludes on Friday, March 9 with a keynote address given by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (president of Liberia, 2006–2018). Full schedule details and registration information will be posted on this page later in January. (Note...

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  • 2018 Mar 19

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Julie Kleinman

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Julie Kleinman is an urban anthropologist working in France and francophone West Africa. Her research examines how migration changes urban spaces and social relations. From Spring 2018, she is a McMillan-Stewart Fellow at the Hutchins Center’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute of Harvard University.She will present Presenting: Freedoms to Circulate: Rethinking Borders and Belonging Through West African Mobility. Discussant: Ingrid Monson.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the ...

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  • 2018 Mar 22

    Careers in Africa Panel and Mixer

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street

    Undergraduates are invited to enjoy food from the African continent as we hear from a diverse guest panel who have worked in various African countries. An informal mixer, following the panel discussion, will offer an excellent opportunity to continue talking with panelists as well as other individuals with experience in Africa. This program is cosponsored by: The Office of Career Services (OCS), The Center for African Studies (CAS), Harvard African Student Association (HASA), and the Harvard Africa Business Investment Club (HABIC).

    Please RSVP at Crimson Careers here:...

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