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“Pathways for African Shared Prosperity in the New Technological Reality” with Professor Benno J. Ndulu

July 25, 2018 4:30pm-6pm

Pictures From Prof. Ndulu’s Talk:   Abstract: The last two decades have seen a large number of African countries post rapid growth by the region’s historical experience. In contrast to the past, the region managed to ride through three shocks with reasonable resilience – the global financial crisis, the Euro crisis, and, more recently, commodity […]

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“Guangzhou Dream Factory” Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

April 25, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

                         RSVP HERE                           Synopsis: Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories and African dreams…GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, “Made in China” dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century […]

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Join Us for the Biennial Africa House Gala Celebration!

April 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the Biennial Africa House Gala Dinner Celebration on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. During the gala we will celebrate Africa House’s achievements, progress, and vision for the future.

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NYU DRI Talk – Anne Case, “Death in the Afternoon: Changing Mortality Patterns in Working Class America”

April 16, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Abstract: This lecture builds on and extends the findings in Case and Deaton (2015, 2017) on increases in mortality and morbidity among white non-Hispanic Americans in midlife since the turn of the century. Increases in all-cause mortality continued to 2016, led by increases in drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol-related liver mortality, most notably among those […]

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NYU DRI Talk – Ross Levine, “In Defense of Wall Street”

March 28, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm

  Abstract: Many agree with the second President of the United States: “… banks have done more harm to the morality, tranquility, and even wealth of this nation than they have done or ever will do good.” This certainly accords with the tenets of the Hollywood blockbusters, The Wolf of Wall Street and Wall Street. In this […]

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Lant Pritchett Talk – “The Debate about RCTs in Development is over. We won. They lost.”

February 21, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Abstract: There has been a debate in development economics over the last 20 years as some claimed the use of RCTs as a tool for independent impact evaluation would significantly improve development practice and hence development.  While right about the methodological claims about the superiority of randomization to produce cleaner estimates of the LATE (local average treatment […]

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“Working The System,” A Book Talk with Jon Schubert

December 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Working the System (Cornell University Press, 2017) offers key insights into the politics of the everyday in the twenty-first-century dominant party and neo-authoritarian regimes in Africa and elsewhere. Detailing the many ways ordinary Angolans fashion their relationships with the system―an emic notion of their current political and socioeconomic environment―Jon Schubert explores what it means and […]

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“Lives of Great Men,” Book Reading

November 30, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professor Chike F. Edozien is the Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Reporting Africa at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.  Professor Edozien’s book “Lives of Great Men” renders a mix of memoir and reportage and focuses on the contemporary lives of African gay men and women. It will also deal with the crisis of […]

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The Stern in Africa Business Forum: “The Tipping Point: Accelerating Africa’s Agenda”

October 28, 2017 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Join NYU Africa House for t​he 2017 Stern in Africa Business Forum is on Saturday October 28th 2017 from 11am-6pm. The Forum will feature three inspiring keynote speakers: Bisila Bokoko– founder and CEO of BBES, a business development agency that represents, promotes and markets brands internationally Chid Liberty– co-founder of Liberty & Justice, Africa’s first […]

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Africa and the Soviet Union: Technology, Ideology, and Culture

October 13, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Image from Tempo magazine (10th April 1977) On Friday, October 13th, please join us for a workshop entitled “Africa and the Soviet Union: Technology, Ideology, and Culture.” This workshop is hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and co-sponsored by the NYU Department of History, the NYU Center for the Humanities, and […]

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