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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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“Working The System” A Book Talk with Jon Schubert

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

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

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“Lives of Great Men” Reading and Book Launch

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

@Curryn: Courtesy NYU A.L. Carter Journalism Institute 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 also deals […]

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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

@Jide & Seun: Applause Africa   On Saturday, October 28th, 2017, NYU Africa House cosponsored the 2017 Stern in Africa Business Forum. The Forum featured 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

©Messina Heather Jansen Image from Tempo magazine (10th April 1977) On Friday, October 13th, NYU Africa House cosponsored a workshop entitled “Africa and the Soviet Union: Technology, Ideology, and Culture.” This workshop was hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and also co-sponsored by the NYU Department of History and the NYU Center […]

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Africa: Significations Exhibition

October 12, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Photos by: © Goldman: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau Professor Awam Amkpa is the Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at the Tisch School of the Arts. In his two-hour exhibition at NYU Africa House, Professor Amkpa discussed his recent exhibition, Africa: Significations which took place between May 2-29, 2017, in Havana, Cuba.  From geometry […]

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Special Lecture with the President of the African Export – Import Bank (Afreximbank)

October 10, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Photos courtesy of ©NYU Photo Bureau: Creighton Special Lecture and Conversation with the President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)  Date: October 10th, 2017  Time: 6:00 PM  Venue: Tishman Auditorium, NYU School of Law 40 Washington Sq. South New York, NY 10012 Moderated by: Professor Yaw Nyarko On October 10th, 2017, Professor Yaw Nyarko, Director of NYU Africa […]

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