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Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen, “Economics with a Moral Compass? Welfare Economics: Past, Present and Future”

November 17, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On November 17th, NYU Africa House was proud to support Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen, “Economics with a Moral Compass? Welfare Economics: Past, Present and Future.” More details from the event, including photos, can be found below: Event Program: 1:30 – 2:00 pm  Doors Open, Guest Arrival 2:00 – 2:05 pm  Welcome Remarks on Behalf of […]

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NYU DRI 2018 Annual Conference – “Economics and Culture”

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

©Goldman: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau   On October 11th, NYU Development Research Institute held its 2018 Annual Conference with the support of NYU Africa House and the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at NYU. Details of the event, including presentation slides, can be found below: Overview: There has been increasing interest over the last […]

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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 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On September 20th, NYU Africa House was proud to present a book reading of 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 […]

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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 Cornell University art historian Dr. Cheryl Finley participated in 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 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Pictures From Prof. Ndulu’s Talk: ©Goldman: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau   On July 25, 2018, NYU Development Research Institute and Africa House presented a lecture by Professor Benno J. Ndulu, the former Governor of the Bank of Tanzania. Professor Ndulu, now at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, discussed economic growth in Africa over the last […]

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

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

  On April 25, 2018, NYU Africa House presented a film screening of “Guangzhou Dream Factory.” Following the screening, the filmmakers, Christiane Badgley and Erica Marcus, discussed their work and heard from audience members during a Q & A session. Synopsis: Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories, and African dreams…GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, […]

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2018 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 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

©Gallo: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau   On April 16th, 2018, NYU Development Research Institute and Africa House presented a lecture by Anne Case of Princeton University. Anne Case discussed her latest research on morbidity and mortality, highlighting particularly interesting trends in the United States. Anne Case then proceeded to discuss the causes of specific trends as […]

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

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

©Gallo: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau   On March 28th, 2018, NYU Development Research Institute and Africa House presented a lecture by Ross Levine of the University of California, Berkeley. Ross Levine discussed the importance of financial systems, particularly as it relates to poverty and inequality. By exploiting variation in the timing of bank deregulations in […]

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

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

©Goldman: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau   On February 21, 2018, NYU Development Research Institute and Africa House presented a lecture by Harvard Professor Lant Pritchett. Professor Pritchett shared his latest views on Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and the debate surrounding their increased use in development practice. Following the lecture, audience members had an opportunity […]

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