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End of Year Message from the Faculty Director

May 27, 2021

As the academic year draws to a close, so too does my time as Interim Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard Center for African Studies. Despite the challenges we have all faced through the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been an honor to serve in this capacity, and I remain as positive and enthusiastic as ever about African Studies at Harvard. While the university may have been remote, CAS remained fully operational to our commitment that Africa matters at Harvard. Thanks to the CAS Executive Committee...

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Summer 2021 Student Grantees

May 26, 2021

In lieu of the Center’s regular Summer Travel Grants, CAS has offered funding for remote Africa-related internships and independent research projects for Summer 2021. It is with great pleasure that the Harvard Center for African Studies shares the following students who have received support to pursue virtual internships and research projects over the summer.

 

Summer Internship

  • Char Deslandes (College ’22) - UNDP South Africa Communications and Knowledge Management Internship
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Spring 2021 CAS Faculty Grant Recipients

May 24, 2021

The Harvard Center for African Studies supports faculty-led research projects for which other funding is not readily available. The primary purpose is to support projects related to Africa, to seed new areas of research and education, or to deepen existing areas of scholarship. Grants focus on any country in Africa that advance ideas related to Africa-Asia, or other regional engagements connecting Africa to the Global South. Research or educational opportunities at any school at Harvard are welcomed. More information:...

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Life after Idris Déby: Quo Vadis, Chad?

May 19, 2021

On May 19, 2021, Professor Daniel Agbiboa, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies  and CAS Faculty Affiliate, wrote on the news of the sudden death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno on April 20, 2021.

 

Read more here: https://www.accord.org.za/analysis/life-after-idris-deby-quo-vadis-chad/

On May 19, 2021, Professor Daniel Agbiboa, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies  and CAS Faculty Affiliate, wrote on the...

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Statement of Support and Solidarity with the University of Cape Town and Residents of Cape Town, South Africa

April 19, 2021

 

We would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss endured by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and residents of Cape Town, South Africa due to devastating fires beginning on Sunday, April 18, 2021. The fire is reported to have been contained following tireless work by fire and rescue services; however, efforts continue to control flare-ups and respond to the displacement of students and Cape Town residents.

We stand in support of the UCT community and sends our positive thoughts to students who are being relocated to alternative...

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Awardees Announced for the Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa

April 6, 2021

The Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa, supported by the generosity of the Motsepe Foundation, will significantly strengthen the University’s relationship with Africa. Through faculty-led science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research across Harvard’s Schools, we explore questions of crucial importance to the region as illustrated by the first cohort of awardee projects.

“The Motsepe Presidential Research...

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