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#EndSARS Resources

November 19, 2020

The Harvard Center for African Studies has compiled the following resources and materials from the Harvard community and our partners on the ongoing #EndSARS protest movement in Nigeria.

The Harvard College Nigerian Students Association has provided resources for #EndSARS and is organizing a panel discussion on Fri, Nov 20: https://www.facebook.com/HarvardNSA/

The Harvard African Law Association (HALA) has offered its unequivocal...

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The Center Mourns the Loss of Professor Robert Lue

November 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Center for African Studies mourns the loss of Professor Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology & Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. We send our deepest condolenses to Professor Lue's family and friends. Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong shares a few words about Professor Lue below:

 

"Robert (Rob) Arnold Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and...

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Harvard University Center for African Studies conference highlights women entrepreneurs as socio-economic game-changers in Africa

October 26, 2020

By Rediet Alemu (Harvard College ’21) and Li-Ming Tseng (Harvard Center for African Studies Communications and External Relations Officer)
 

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Panel on Strengthening Institutional and Policy Frameworks, Funding, and...

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Studying Africans’ DNA May Lead to Better Treatments for Severe Mental Illness

October 20, 2020

In early October, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard published a series of articles and videos about NeuroGAP-Psychosis, a collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda, and the largest mental health genetics study to date. The series explores issues of equity and ethics, and what it takes to recruit more than 35,000 people. ...

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STEM in Africa at Harvard

October 13, 2020

By Li-Ming Tseng, Communications and External Relations Officer, Harvard Center for African Studies (e-mail: li-ming_tseng@fas.harvard.edu)

The Center for African Studies has been a leader at Harvard in bringing together our university community around all issues related to Africa.

Recent initiatives with African governments and at the African Union demonstrate that Africa is embracing a new era...

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Harvard Center for African Studies to host virtual conference on transformative role of women entrepreneurs to drive socio-economic change in Africa

September 18, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9.18.20

Harvard Center for African Studies to host virtual conference on transformative role of women entrepreneurs to drive socio-economic change in Africa

Recent studies have pointed to the huge obstacles women entrepreneurs in...

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Welcome Back Message from CAS Interim Oppenheimer Faculty Director

September 9, 2020

 

Dear Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, and Friends of CAS,

As the summer has drawn to a close and we begin an academic year unlike any other, I hope this message finds you in good health and in good spirits. Although the semester ahead will require us to be physically distanced from one another, we hope to find many opportunities to remain socially united as a CAS Community.

Last month marked a milestone in the...

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