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Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The conference convenes annually to discuss the experiences and struggles of Kurds, and the historical and comparative study of Kurdish...

multi-day

Swahili Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

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Teresa Barnes: Family Nonfictions: On Not Writing History

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teresa Barnes, History/Center for African Studies/Gender and Women's Studies/LAS Global Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Title: Family Nonfictions: On Not Writing History   Sponsored by...

Feb
5
2020

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Jan
22
2020

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Jan
15
2020

Afrisem: Graduate Student Africa Seminar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Raja Ben Hammed Dorval Department/Program: French  Title of Presentation: Immigration and Nationalism: The Algerian Example of the North African Star Abstract: How...

Jan
15
2020

PAS Winter Quarter Town Hall Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The PAS community – including all affiliated faculty, graduate students, and anyone else with an interest in African Studies –...

Nov
20
2019

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Nov
14
2019

Afrisem: Graduate Student Africa Seminar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graduate students are invited to gather for presentation, discussion and dinner. Presenter: Mariam Taher, Anthropology Talk: Gendered Mobilities and the State in...

Nov
6
2019

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Nov
6
2019

PAS L+L: Kwasi Konadu

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Program of African Studies for our weekly lunch and lecture. Communographies: New Histories of Culture, Community, Nationalism, and Decolonization...

Oct
31
2019

Afrisem: Graduate Student Africa Seminar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graduate students are invited to gather for presentation, discussion and dinner.   Presenter: Scott Newman, Comparative Literary Studies Writing Cameroonian Rumor: The Sound...

Oct
23
2019

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Oct
23
2019

PAS L+L: Will Reno

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Program of African Studies for our weekly lunch and lecture. Will Reno, Political Science, Northwestern University

Oct
17
2019

Afrisem: Graduate Student Africa Seminar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Title: Collect, organize, cite, and share research Zotero & Endnote The Herskovists Africana Library will be hosting AFRISEM next Thursday, 17 October...

Oct
16
2019

PAS L+L: Adia Benton

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Program of African Studies for our weekly lunch and lecture. Adia Benton, Anthropology, Northwestern University

Oct
9
2019

Swahili Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Northwestern's Swahili instructor, Professor Peter Mwangi, for an hour of Swahili discussion both in small groups and as a...

Oct
2
2019

PAS Fall Open House

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join PAS staff, affiliated faculty, students, and community members for snacks and refreshments to kick off the academic year.

Oct
2
2019

PAS Town Hall

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The PAS community – including all affiliated faculty, graduate students, and anyone else with an interest in African Studies –...

Sep
27
2019

Félicité - with Director Alain Gomis in Person

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Special EventFriday, September 27, 6:30 PMFREE Félicité(Alain Gomis, 2017, France/Belgium/Senegal/Germany/Lebanon, DCP, 123 min) The award-winning drama Félicité stars Congolese musician Véro Tshanda...

Jun
17
2019

Third Coast CFAR Seminar Series—JENNIFER JAO, MD, MPH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Third Coast CFAR Seminar Jennifer Jao, MD, MPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious DiseasesDepartment of Medicine, Division of Infectious DiseasesNorthwestern University...

May
2
2019

Todd Shepard lecture (CCHS)

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Todd SHEPARD (Johns Hopkins U), author of The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France (2006),...

Apr
25
2019

Film screening: Spell Reel (2017)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spell Reel (Filipa César, 2017, France/Portugal, DCP, 96 min.) Freedom fighter Amìlcar Cabral commissioned a group of young filmmakers to document...

Apr
24
2019

Access to Health Symposium

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Access to Health in Lagos:An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community   Wednesday, April 24th 4-8pmHughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center This...

Apr
16
2019

Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Throughout his career, acclaimed artist Fred Wilson has challenged assumptions of history, culture, race, and museum display by reframing objects...

Apr
12
2019

Conference on migration

All day

Graduate CONFERENCE on “Walls and Bridges: Migration and Its Histories” (convened by Breen Fellow Aram SARKISIAN)Friday, April 12—all day, starting...

Apr
11
2019

Saharan Futures Conference Keynote

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  Keynote Address by Ann McDougall, University of AlbertaShifting Desert Sands: Mobility, Migration and Memory in Saharan Time and SpaceReception to...

Apr
10
2019

ExCHANGE the World: Study Abroad

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come learn about our various exchange programs!First 25 students receive free 6 oz. Andy's Frozen custard :) In an exchange program,...

Apr
10
2019

Fulbright ETA Information Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fulbright (English Teaching Assistant) might be in your future! Attend this info session to hear about the program basics, including eligibility...

Apr
10
2019

Fulbright Study/Research Awards Information Session

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern’s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus...

Feb
21
2019

Fulbright-Hays Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at this Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Award informational workshop. Stephen Hill will describe the program,...

Feb
14
2019

Fulbright-Hays Workshop

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at this Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Award informational workshop. Stephen Hill will describe the program,...

Jan
25
2019

Comparative Politics Workshop with David Peyton

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"Securing Property in Insecure Environments: Wealth Defense, Institutional Selection, and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo" David PeytonPh.D. Candidate, Northwestern...

Jan
15
2019

Economics Junior Recruiting Seminar

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Anne Karing (University of California, Berkeley): "Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone"

Dec
10
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Dec
6
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Dec
3
2018

Fanon, Aesthetics and the Decolonial Turn

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

DISCUSSION OF:- Alia Al-Saji, “Glued to the Image: Fanon and Muslim Racialization through Works of Art”- Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “On Metaphysical...

Nov
30
2018

EES Seminar: Francis L. de los Reyes III

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Linking the Microbiome to Reactor Performance: Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste as a Model System AbstractThe ‘omics revolution has generated...

Nov
27
2018

Ethiopia: A Turn to Democracy?

6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

In 2018, there have been notable democratic advances and setbacks in Africa. The Working Group on Governance & Development has...

Nov
19
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study abroad program for undergraduates run...

Nov
14
2018

Development Economics Lunch Seminar

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Ashley Wong & Francesca Truffa (Northwestern University) "Effect of Beliefs and Gender Roles on Girls’ Math Education" Abstract:In Ghana, a large gender...

Nov
12
2018

MENA Study Abroad Information Session

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come learn from the Undergraduate Learning Abroad Office about study abroad options in the MENA region including Israel, Jordan, Morocco,...

Nov
6
2018

GESI Info Session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come to a GESI info session! Are you going to study abroad? The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study...

Oct
15
2018

Sex, Drugs, and Global Health

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

What is the relationship between sex, drugs and global health? What role do human rights and the law play in...

Oct
11
2018

PAS Fall Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Program of African Studies invites both new and returning students, faculty, staff, and community members to our Fall Open...

Oct
10
2018

PAS L+L: Johnnetta Betsch Cole

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a prominenet Northwestern and Program of African Studies alum. She earned her MA (1959) and PhD (1967) degrees here...

Oct
8
2018

Timothy Mitchell - "On Capitalization"

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  Speaker Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University Title On Capitalization Abstract We have recently come to understand “the economy” not as a feature of all societies,...

Jun
21
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Brian Citro

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis: Lessons from Research and Global Advocacy Presenter: Brian Citro, JD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law,...

Jun
8
2018

PAS Annual Picnic

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join PAS for refreshments as we wrap up the end of the 2017-2018 academic year!

Apr
23
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Maxwell Akanbi

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Smoking cessation in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress and Challenges Presenter: Maxwell Akanbi, MBBS, MSCI PhD Candidate, Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program...

Apr
19
2018

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Frank Schilbach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Technology Diffusion and Appropriate Use: Evidence from Western Kenya"

Apr
11
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Leah Neubauer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: MHM in 10: Menstruation Hygiene Management in Kenya Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public...

Apr
10
2018

Health Equity Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Peter Locke will be giving a talk to medical students regarding health equity and how medical students can promote equity...

Mar
27
2018

Hepatitis B Awareness

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This is a lunch talk with Dr. Claudia Hawkins on Hepatitis B and its epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. Dr. Claudia...

Feb
5
2018

EES Seminar Series: Jonathan Higgins

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hydropower by Design: a system-scale analytical approach to assess social, environmental, and economic consequences of alternatives for multiple dam siting...

Jan
26
2018

Harambee

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Multicultural Student Affairs hopes you can join us at Harambee. The term "Harambee" is Swahili for ‘pull together’, is most...

Jan
15
2018

Global Health Corps Deadline

All day

Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long...

Nov
30
2017

BME Seminar Series: Tania Douglas, PhD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tania Douglas, PhDVisiting Scholar at Northwestern UniversityProfessor and South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & InnovationUniversity of Cape TownHost:...

Nov
15
2017

One Acre Fund Deadline!!!

All day

One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to...

Nov
10
2017

Afro-Pessimist Aesthetics: A Roundtable

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Afro-Pessimist Aesthetics: A RoundtableSampada Aranke, School of the Art Institute of ChicagoHuey Copeland, Northwestern UniversityAthi Mongezeleli Jaja, University of the...

Nov
7
2017

Red Lion Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This will be an interactive workshop.  Participants are expected to read the paper before the event and come ready to...

Nov
2
2017

Seminar in Economic History

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University): "Education, Social Mobility and Risk Attitudes: Evidence from Benin"

Nov
2
2017

Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Lauren Falcao Bergquist: (University of Chicago) "Pass-through, Competition, and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

Nov
1
2017

One Acre Fund Fellowship info session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Buffett Institute's Post-Graduate Fellowship Program enables recent alums to contribute to change-making international organizations through paid professional field placements. Its current...

Oct
29
2017

Princeton In Africa Deadline!!!

All day

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a...

Oct
23
2017

IPR Colloquium

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sera Young (Northwestern University): "Why Is Food Insecurity So Harmful in the First 1,000 Days of Life? Findings from East...

Oct
18
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Oct
4
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Sep
27
2017

PAS Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Program of African Studies invites both new and returning students, faculty, staff, and community members to our Fall Open...

Sep
18
2017

Global Health Fall Seminar with Dr. Leah Neubauer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Title: School-Based Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM) in Kenya Presenter: Leah Neubauer, EdD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health...

Jun
1
2017

Global Health Studies Alumni Panel

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Program in Global Health Studies to hear from five of our wonderful alumni about their post-Northwestern paths! Featuring: Hannah...

May
31
2017

Red Lion Lecture: Michael Watts

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Red Lion Lecture "Life with and without Society: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Nigeria” Speaker: Michael Watts, Class of 1963 Professor, geography and development...

May
24
2017

PAS Spring Picnic

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Program of African Studies for a picnic!

Apr
28
2017

Martha Wilfahrt

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on...

Apr
21
2017

Bachir Diagne lecture

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Bachir Diagne Professor | Columbia UniversityFrench-Rom Philology BA University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1977)Ph.D. University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1988) Souleymane Bachir...

Apr
19
2017

Spring Global Health Day

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From 12-1pm Dr. Lisa Horschhorn will give the key note address on the program implementation, health delivery, and her experiences...

Apr
18
2017

Why Tech Needs Girls

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Second Annual Buffett Award for Emerging Global Leaders Lecture Regina Agyare Honu, a Ghanaian software developer and social activist, is the...

Apr
14
2017

AfriSem Conference Keynote: Cajetan Iheka

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NORTHWESTERN PROGRAM OF AFRICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE Discourse concerning Africa and its diaspora has been characterized by a dialectical tension between invention...

Apr
5
2017

Visual Vanguard: Bisi Silva

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos,...

Mar
8
2017

Democracy and Insecurity in Africa Conference

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Event Details Tuesday, March 7 11:00am – 1:45pmAttahiru Jega and Nigerian Electoral DemocracyPresiding: Sara Monoson (Political Science, Northwestern University)Responding: Will Reno (Political...

Mar
7
2017

Democracy and Insecurity in Africa Conference

11:00 AM - 7:15 PM

Event Details Tuesday, March 7 11:00am – 1:45pmAttahiru Jega and Nigerian Electoral DemocracyPresiding: Sara Monoson (Political Science, Northwestern University)Responding: Will Reno (Political...

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