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NYU DRI 2018 Annual Conference – “Economics and Culture”

October 11, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Economics and Culture 2018 Annual Conference by NYU Development Research Institute, NYU Africa House, and the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at NYU Thursday, October 11th, 2018 9:00am–3:00pm (doors open at 8:30am) New York University Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor) 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012   Overview: There […]

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“The Journey of My Life: From a Barefoot Schoolboy to President” Book Reading with H.E. Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete

September 20, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Journey of My Life: From a Barefoot Schoolboy to President H.E. Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005 to 2015), Africa House Visiting Scholar in Residence (Spring 2018) Welcome Remarks by: Professor C. Cybele Raver, Deputy Provost, New York University Moderated by: Professor Yaw Nyarko, Director of Africa […]

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“Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon” – Cheryl Finley in Conversation with Jennifer L. Morgan

September 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Thursday, September 13, 2018 Cheryl Finley in conversation with Jennifer L. Morgan, Chair, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-NYU Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon (Princeton University Press) by Cheryl Finley Join Cornell University art historian Dr. Cheryl Finley for a book signing and discussion on how an eighteenth-century engraving […]

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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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