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2017 Nov 27

African Studies Workshop Featuring Shireen Hassim

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Shireen Hassim is Professor of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, currently based at WiSER. She studied at the Universities of Durban-Westville and Natal, and obtained her PhD from York University (Canada). She will present Liminality, identity and the politics of race in South Africa: Fatima Meer and black consciousness. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It

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2017 Nov 13

African Studies Workshop Featuring Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Dr. Hélène Neveu Kringelbach is a Lecturer in African Studies at University College London. She has carried out fieldwork in Senegal, France and the UK. She will present Love and family across borders: the Senegalese experience.

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop

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2017 Nov 06

African Studies Workshop Featuring Cati Coe

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Cati Coe is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Camden. She will present Beyond Kin Care: Openness to New Age Scripts in Southern Ghana. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the

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2017 Oct 30

African Studies Workshop Featuring Monica Popescu

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Monica Popescu is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures at McGill University. she will present African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies and the Cold War. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in

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2017 Oct 23

African Studies Workshop Featuring Nanna Schneidermann

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Nanna Schneidermann is a social anthropologist born, raised and educated in Aarhus, Denmark. She now works as a postdoc at Oslo and Akershus University College in Norway as part of MediAfrica, a research project investigating the role of new media in social change in Africa. She will present Who cooks and who eats? Artists as cultural brokers in Ugandan election campaigns. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African

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2017 Oct 16

African Studies Workshop Featuring Lowell Brower

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Lowell Brower is a PhD candidate in the Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University. He will present Once Upon a Time' in the Land of 'Never Again': Oral Literature in Post-Genocide Rwanda. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees

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2017 Oct 02

African Studies Workshop Featuring Elizaveta Fouksman

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

lizaveta Fouksman received her doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford in 2015, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. For the 2017-18 academic year, Liz is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She will present Universalizing social protection and the moral imperative of labor: Support and resistance from Southern Africa.

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African

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2017 Sep 25

African Studies Workshop Featuring Riina Turtio

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Riina Turtio has recently completed a PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her PhD dissertation approached the wider topic of decolonization and state-building in francophone West Africa by analyzing Guinean, Ivoirian and Voltaic decisions in building their national militaries. She will present Foreign military aid in building postcolonial states in francophone West Africa 1958-1974. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the 

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2017 Sep 18

African Studies Workshop Featuring Yuka Suzuki

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Yuka Suzuki is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard College. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of nature and the nonhuman, race, whiteness, and postcolonial belonging in Southern Africa. She will present Cecil the Lion and the Stardom of Charismatic Species.

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  

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2017 Sep 11

African Studies Workshop Featuring James Ferguson

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. He will present Proletarian Politics Today: From Historical Analogy to Distributive Politics.

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the 

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Making Higher Education Work for Africa

 

Harvard University, together with USIU-Africa and Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP), the Ford Foundation, University of Johannesburg, and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, partnered in organizing a Conference on the Role of the Diaspora in the Revitalization of African Higher Education, which took place at Harvard University’s Center for African Studies, in the U.S. city of Boston. 

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2017 May 31

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

5:00pm

Location: 

Inanda Club, Forrest Road, Inanda, Johannesburg, South Africa

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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Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Club Pursues a More Inclusive Africa

While the story of Africa's economic growth has been amply celebrated in recent years, the Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Club (HBS ABC) saw a gap in inclusivity and sustainable progress in Africa’s story. Defining inclusivity in terms of socioeconomic segments, industries, gender, and sectors, HBS ABC sees an opportunity to promote growth that cuts across sectors, will generate multiplier effects in the African economy and will promote political stability --led by the private sector.

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