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Monday, August 19th, 2013   |   Posted in Center Initiatives, News   |   Tags: ,

Harvard’s Committee on African Studies co-leads ‘Teaching Water’ workshop for educators, by Harvard Gazette

Program for teachers examines rising global water concerns   By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Harvard Gazette Last week these 32 middle and high school teachers joined seven Harvard centers, including CAS, to learn about global water issues at our summer workshop, “Teaching Water: Global Perspectives on a Resource in Crisis.” The average Haitian gets nine liters of water a day, less than half of the World Health Organization’s recommended minimum of 20 liters.… Read more »
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013   |   Posted in Center Initiatives, News   |  

A boost to international learning, by Harvard Gazette

President’s fund backs myriad efforts, from Rwandan health care to German film studies By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer Published: Monday, August 12, 2013   Setting up a Harvard program overseas is no mean feat.… Read more »
Thursday, April 25th, 2013   |   Posted in CAS Blog, Center Initiatives, News   |  

Harvard Africa Workshop Tackles Issues of Extractive Industries

The Harvard Africa Workshop, the signature scholarly initiative of the Committee on African Studies in conjunction with the African and African-American Studies Department, is exploring the controversies around extractive industries and their impact on contemporary African societies in their inaugural annual conference, Extractive Economies and the State in Contemporary Africa.  … Read more »
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013   |   Posted in Center Initiatives   |  

Sound that travels, by Harvard Gazette

Conference looks at recent history, influence of African music Published: February 12, 2013 By Lucia Huntington Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard graduate students discussed issues of appropriation and collaboration during the “Africa Remix: Producing and Presenting African Musics Abroad” conference.… Read more »
Monday, January 9th, 2012   |   Posted in Center Initiatives, Harvard and Africa News   |  

Study abroad in Kenya this summer!

Study abroad with the Harvard Summer School in Mombasa or Kisumu. Applications are due February 3rd, 2012. See the Harvard Summer School website for more information.… Read more »
Friday, October 22nd, 2010   |   Posted in Center Initiatives, Harvard and Africa News   |  

‘Africa in Motion’ by Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette

Photos by Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer Henry Louis Gates Jr. (pictured) hailed the growth of Africa-centered programs at Harvard in the 20 years since he arrived. He said that history was being made as Harvard throws its weight behind the importance of African studies.… Read more »
Friday, September 3rd, 2010   |   Posted in Center Initiatives, Harvard and Africa News   |  

Dept. of Education Awards Committee on African Studies Grant by Elyssa Spitzer, Harvard Crimson

The University’s Committee on African Studies earned $2.5 million dollars and gained national recognition when the Department of Education designated the area of study as a National Resource Center in July.… Read more »