African Studies Workshop Featuring Olivier Van Beemen


Monday, April 12, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Virtual Event - Details Below


Presenting: Heineken in Africa: an Island of Perfection in a Sea of Misery?

Olivier Van Beemen Profile Photo

Olivier Van Beemen is a Dutch investigative journalist specializing in Africa. For his book in Heineken in Africa, he won De Tegel, the most prestigious award in Dutch journalism, and got several nominations for other prizes. His work has been translated in English, French and (soon) Italian. He has presented his book in many different countries (including Australia, Nigeria and South Africa...) and at prestigious locations, such as the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal African Society in the UK, Sciences-Po in France and at a TEDx event in the Netherlands.

Discussant: Daniel Agbiboa (Harvard University)


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 commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs. 

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ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies