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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 critique...

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2017 Oct 23

African Studies Workshop Featuring Nanna Schneidermann

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

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 Studies...

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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 are...

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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

Elizaveta 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, non-resident postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for African Studies, 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...

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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.  After...

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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.

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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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T.H. Chan School of Public Health Student Emma Din Researches Reproductive Health in Cameroon

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In Cameroon, 62.5 percent of the population is younger than 25 years old, 30 percent of women give birth before age 18, and each year, 782 maternal deaths result from every 100,000 live births. In January 2016, Emma Din, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ’16, spent...

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2015 Oct 29

Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture with Aliko Dangote

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

The Charles Hotel

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The Harvard University Center for African Studies proudly presents the inaugural Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Distinguished African Business and Entrepreneurship Lecture on Thursday, October 29, at 5:00 PM. Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group will speak at The Charles Hotel, Conant Room – Third Floor, 1 Bennett Street...

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