Upcoming Events

  • 2017 May 24

    AAS, CAS, Hutchins Center Annual Graduation Party

    (All day)


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

    The Department of African and African American Studies, the Center for African 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.

    CAS Sponsored


  • 2017 May 26

    Pardee School of Global Studies Policy Leaders Forum: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda



    Boston University, 121 Bay State Rd, Boston 02215

    Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, will speak as part of the Policy Leaders Forum at the Pardee School, which brings senior international policy makers to Boston University for important policy conversations with faculty and students.

    EVENT ORGANIZER: Boston University
    EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/calendar/event.php?id=199033&cid=1041&oid=0 

  • 2017 Aug 24

    Re-imagining Africa: A Call to Action

    Aug 24 (All day) to Aug 26 (All day)


    Mövenpick Hotel, Accra, Ghana

    The Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum (HAAAF) brings together global thought leaders, development practitioners, politicians, business leaders, alumni, students and friends of Harvard and Africa. The Action Forum will focus on inspiring participants to re-imagine “Our” Africa, and how we envision the future. “Re-imagining Africa: A Call to Action”, aims to initiate conversations, foster relationships and develop recommendations to address challenges that impact various sectors on the continent.

  • 2017 Nov 16

    60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association - Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa

    Thu - Sat, Nov 16 to Nov 18, 8:00am - 5:00pm


    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
    The ASA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world. With an attendance of about 2,000 scholars and professionals, the conference offers: over 300 panels and roundtables, plenary events featuring keynote speakers, awards ceremony and dance party, institutional and organizational receptions and meetings, an international exhibit hall, and screenings of award-winning movies from Africa, and/or by African producers. The 2017 annual meeting of the ASA will focus on how institutions are sites of dynamism, contestation, and continuity. They structure daily life.