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Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa awards announced

May 4, 2022

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, in collaboration with the Harvard Center for African Studies, have announced the 2022 awardees for the Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa.

The Motsepe Fund was inaugurated in the 2020-21 academic year. After a very successful first year, the Motsepe Foundation generously doubled its commitment to the fund to include support for projects that fall within the STEAM rubric (the application of the arts and humanities to science, technology, engineering,...

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Nelson Makamo and Mandisi Dyantyis' Artist-in-Residency Conversation and Concert

April 28, 2022

On April 28, 2022, the Harvard community was treated to a unique opportunity to hear from acclaimed international artist Nelson Makamo and jazz musician and composer Mandisi Dyantyis for a conversation about how art informs art and reflections on their experiences as artists-in-residence at the Harvard Center for African Studies as the two-week residency came to an end.

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The Center for African Studies Launches the Artist-in-Residence Program

April 11, 2022

As part of the Harvard Center for African Studies' African Arts Initiative, Leverett House has partnered with the Center for African Studies to bring the inaugural cohort of the Artist-in-Residence Program. For the two next weeks, visual artist Nelson Makamo and musician Mandisi Dyantyis, both from South Africa, will offer interactive workshops together at Leverett House that will culminate in an exhibition of student art...

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Paul Farmer Presenting at Conference

On the Passing of Dr. Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we recognize the passing of Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer was the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of Partners in Health.

 

Dr. Farmer was a close colleague, supporter, and friend to all of us the Center for African Studies, where he served as a...

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Alumni Spotlight: Vukosi Marivate (HBS '21)

January 31, 2022

By Li-Ming Pan (Communications and External Relations, Harvard Center for African Studies)

 

We caught up with Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) alum, Vukosi Marivate, who participated in the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at the Harvard Business School in AY20-21.

Vukosi was recently promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria and is also the ABSA Chair of Data Science. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator and Lead of Data Science for Social Impact Research Group...

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Director's Message: Welcome to Spring 2022

January 31, 2022

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I write to you after returning from a trip to South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, over the January term. It was a productive trip meeting with key partners of the Center and connecting with our institutional collaborators.

I am pleased to welcome you back for the Spring 2022 semester. While our events continue to be virtual this semester, it is wonderful to have students back on campus after the...

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Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong writes on African and African American Relations from 1960 until now

January 31, 2022

Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, CAS Faculty Director, publishes an article on Transformations in Global Blackness: African and African American Relations, c. 1960 to Recent Times in Transition Magazine.

You can read more here.

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Job Opening: Senior Research at the Harvard Business School Africa Research Center

January 21, 2022

Senior Researcher,Harvard Business School Africa Research Center

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa with additional travel required across sub-Saharan Africa.

Background:
The Africa Research Center (ARC) is one of eight global research centers and seven regional offices, established by the HBS Global Initiative to assist the school's faculty in connecting to business leaders in various strategic regions for research and preparation of case studies. The Africa Research Center is in Johannesburg, South Africa, with an office in Lagos, Nigeria and covers sub-Saharan...

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