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Friday, February 10th, 2017   |   Posted in News   |  

CAS Responds to the Executive Order Banning Refugees and Immigrants

Respect for difference and religious freedom are long-held values at Harvard University and the Harvard Center for African Studies (CAS). President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning the entry of immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries compromises the status of these values in our communities.… Read more »
Friday, February 10th, 2017   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |  

Harvard University Center for African Studies Appoints New Executive Director for Inaugural Office in Africa

Obenewa Amponsah will lead operations for the Harvard University Center for African Studies office in Johannesburg, South Africa. CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard university Center for African Studies has appointed Y.… Read more »
Monday, December 19th, 2016   |   Posted in News   |  

Professor Calestous Juma Named Chair of African Union Panel on Technology

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016   |   Posted in News, Spotlight   |  

2016 Global Studies Outreach Workshop

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Saturday, July 16th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

Welcoming African Fellows to Cambridge

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016   |   Posted in News   |  

Senior Research Fellow, Achille Mbembe featured on the front cover of Libération

Achille Mbembe, a Senior Research Fellow at the Center was recently featured on the front cover of the daily French newspaper, Libération. An interview with Achille Mbembe was also published in the “Ideas” section, highlighting Mbembe as a global thinker.… Read more »
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016   |   Posted in News   |  

Join Our Team

The Center for African Studies is looking for two qualified individuals to join our dynamic team. We are seeking an Events & Fellows Officer and a Communications Officer. To learn more and apply, go to the Harvard ASPIRE website and use the position req codes: 39509BR and 39568BR.… Read more »
Thursday, May 19th, 2016   |   Posted in News   |  

Kathy Delaney-Smith on Center for African Studies’ Royal Bafokeng Sports Summer Program

Kathy Delaney-Smith, head coach of Harvard women’s basketball, was featured in an interview with the Harvard Gazette. For thirty-four years, Delaney-Smith has coached Harvard’s women’s basketball team, leading her teams to more victories than any other in Ivy League history.… Read more »
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016   |   Posted in News   |  

African Language Program featured in the Harvard Gazette

The African Language Program was featured in the Harvard Gazette’s May 16th edition.  The article, From Swahili to Bemba, by Liz Mineo, highlights the breadth and depth of the African Language Program at Harvard and the strong leadership by Professor John Mugane, the Director of the African Language Program, who has overseen the program’s development.… Read more »
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016   |   Posted in Spotlight   |  

Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong Appointed Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong as the new Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies effective July 1, 2016. Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is the senior historian of Africa at Harvard, and specializes in West African history, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, comparative slavery, social history of alcohol, disease and medicine, ecology, the African diaspora, political economy and trade, and social and cultural history.… Read more »

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