Africa in Motion: Symposium

Friday 8:30AM- 6:00PM
The Laboratory at Harvard

8:00am – Coffee and Pastries

9:00- 11:00am – Panel I: Are Africans getting healthier?

Chair: Wafaie Fawzi, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Panelists:
Felton Earls, Professor of Human Behavior and Development; Professor of Social Medicine, HSPH, HMS
Max Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, HSPH
Duana Fullwiley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies
Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music, supported by the Time Warner Endowment; Interim Divisional Dean for the Arts and Humanities
Nawal Nour, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, HMS

11:00- 11:15am – Coffee Break
11:15am- 1:15pm – Panel II: Is Africa getting richer?

Chair:
Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies

Panelists:
Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies
Jacqueline Bhabha, University Advisor on Human Rights Education; Lecturer on Law; Lecturer on Social Studies; Research Director for the FXB Center
Suzanne Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies
Anne Habiby, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Al Witten, Program Director, University of Johannesburg-Harvard Graduate School of Education, School Leadership Development Initiative, Harvard South Africa Fellow, ‘03

1:15- 2:15pm – Lunch

2:15- 4:15pm – Panel III: The african state: the problem or the solution?

Chair:
John Comaroff, Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, Radcliffe Institute, ‘03

Panelists:
Monica Toft, Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Assistant Director of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at the Weatherhead Center
Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, HKS
John Mugane, Professor of the Practice of African Languages and Cultures and Director of the African Language Program; Director, Harvard South Africa Fellows Program
Jeb Sharp, Reporter “The World,” a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH in Boston, Neimann Fellow, ‘06
Lucie White, Louis A Horvitz Professor of Law, HLS

4:15- 4:30pm – Break

4:30- 5:30pm – Round Table Discussion

Moderator:
Caroline Elkins, Professor of History; Chair of the Standing Committee on African Studies; Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies
Discussants:
Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies
Robert Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies
Catherine Duggan, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Dr. Chalamilla Guerino, Management and Development for Health, Harvard University, Tanzania
Biodun Jeyifo, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature
Jacob Olupona, Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School
Kay Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies

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