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All-Harvard Africa Mixer 2018

October 25, 2018

On October 25, 2018, we held our annual All-Harvard Africa Fall Mixer. The event, held in CGIS South Concourse, allowed Harvard University students, affiliates, and guests from multiple schools to meet one another and celebrate. Africa-related student groups gave updates on upcoming events for the year. The event included African food, music, and dancing. Overall, the mixer was a success with a great turn out! Check our weekly newsletter for any announcements about future events.

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Job Posting: Student Support and Outreach Officer at the Center for African Studies

September 18, 2018

The Center for African Studies is seeking a Student Support and Outreach Officer who will coordinate the Center for African Studies' student support activities in its efforts to provide opportunities for Harvard students in Africa and to broaden student exposure to African Studies.

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Center for African Studies Awarded Department of Education Grants

September 6, 2018

The Center for African Studies has been awarded designation as a National Resource Center (NRC) in African Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, a designation that CAS has had since 2010. The Center was also awarded a Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) grant in addition to the NRC grant.

With this support, from 2018 through 2022, CAS can continue to provide academic year and summer support for students who wish to study one of the 45+ African languages offered by the African Languages Program – which makes Harvard the home to the largest African languages program...

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The Harvard Business School Africa Research Office is seeking candidates for a Senior Researcher

May 18, 2018

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Africa Research Office (ARO) is seeking candidates for a Senior Researcher to focus on research and case writing and expand the scope of other work of the ARO in sub-Saharan Africa.  The role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and will report to the ARO Director.   Please see the job description ...

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Second Annual Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program in Dubai

May 10, 2018

Harvard professors will welcome 70 first-generation college students from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia to the Second Annual Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program in Dubai, a unique, fully-funded career development opportunity for accomplished, ambitious young people who have already had to overcome significant barriers to higher education. 

Harvard faculty leading the program include Tarun Khanna, SAI Director and Jorge...

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Center for African Studies response to April 13th, 2018 incident involving Harvard Undergraduate student from Africa

April 19, 2018

Center for African Studies response to April 13th, 2018 incident involving Harvard Undergraduate student from Africa

Harvard President Drew Faust recently wrote that “…the intellectual fruits of a community’s inner diversity do not harvest themselves. To gain the benefit of diversity, Harvard must fully integrate all members of the University into academic, professional, and social contexts that support their individual flourishing and activate their potential.” The Center for...

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