CAS Africa Office

2018 Sep 27

AFRICA OFFICE - Culture, Heritage & Intellectual Property Dialogue

Location: 

Center for African Studies - Africa Office (Rosebank Office Park, 179/181 Jan Smuts Ave., 1st Floor - Block C
5:30pm

Culture, Heritage & Intellectual Property Dialogue featuring presentations by Darren Olivier, Lita Miti-Qamata, and Maureen Makoko of Adams & Adams

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 @ 5:30pm (South Africa Time)

Globally, interest in African fashion, fine art, and other expressions of cultural heritage continue to grow. This popularity has created numerous avenues for the international community to learn more about the cultures of the continent; and for African communities to ceate livelihoods and facilitate economic development through the expansion of...

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2017 Jul 27

Harvard University Professors Jean and John Comaroff Launch The Truth About Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order

Location: 

WiSER Seminar Room 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building East Campus, Wits University, South Africa
1:00pm

WiSER and Wits University Press invite you to a launch
THE TRUTH ABOUT CRIME
Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order
By Jean Comaroff & John L. Comaroff
Comaroff Book Image
In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but entirely convincing claim about our times: it is not by our arts, our...

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We Didn’t Realize It Would Be So Easy to Fight and So Hard to Transform

Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
Today I had the great privilege of meeting and speaking with Winnie Mandela, widow of Nelson Mandela and a crucial leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa in her own right.

Several of us were in Johannesburg for the opening of the Harvard Center for African Studies (CAS) office here – the first CAS outpost on the continent. I’m the HBS representative to the CAS Executive Committee. We also have an office here – the brand new HBS Africa Research Center under the direction of Pippa Armerding – and I’m the Faculty Chair.

Emmanuel Akyeampong is the Faculty Director of the Harvard Center for African Studies. He’s a historian originally from Ghana and has been at Harvard for about 25 years.... Read more about We Didn’t Realize It Would Be So Easy to Fight and So Hard to Transform

2017 May 31

2nd Annual Hakeem & Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished Lecture in African Business & Entrepreneurship

Location: 

Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Inanda, Johannesburg, South Africa
5:00pm

in recognition of the opening of the Harvard University Center for African Studies' Africa Office, the Center for African Studies will host the 2nd Annual Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture, which is open to the public. The Lecture draws lessons from prominent African leaders and will feature three prominent panelists. The panel for the public lecture comprises  Former President of the African Development Bank & African Union Special Envoy for Finance & Peace Fund, Donald Kaberuka; Chief Executive Officer for Sygnia...

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