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Africa~Diaspora Forum: Peter Hulme

In the 1920s in New York the jazz cabaret was seen as offering what the writer Eric Walrond called “Africa undraped”, and its sound was the tom-tom.  This talk will explore the period’s fascination with that instrument and with what it might signify, focusing on two texts entitled Tom-Tom, both of which offer to associate contemporary Harlem with “Africa”, in one or another of its manifestations.

NYU Center for French Language presents “La Sonothèque Nomade” at Africa House

NYU Center for French Language presents “La Sonothèque Nomade” at Africa House – April 4-5, 2019 The Center for French Language and Cultures is happy to invite you to La Sonothèque Nomade – an artistic residency and musical event on Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 2019. La Sonothèque Nomade is a lively, nomadic, and poetic space of listening and recording …

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Artists / Scholars-in-Residence

CSAAD’s inaugural Artist/Scholar-in-Residence will be author Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body. She will be on campus February 18 to 28, 2019. Tsitsi Dangarembga is a writer, filmmaker, teacher and cultural activist, began writing plays at the University of Zimbabwe, where THE LOST OF THE SOIL (1983) and SHE NO LONGER …

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Book Launch: Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, By Alain Bertaud

Overview: Join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30pm for the launch of Alain Bertaud’s new book from MIT Press, Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. In it, Bertaud argues that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. Drawing on five decades …

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Lecture: Afro-Arab Relations: From the Common Struggle to the “New Scramble”

Lecture with Rawia Tawfik   Abstract: In the mid-twentieth century, Arab and African countries waged a common struggle against colonialism and racial segregation. Arabs supported the liberation of African colonies and the isolation of apartheid South Africa. In their turn, newly independent African countries showed solidarity with Arabs in their conflict against Israel. With international …

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Latin America’s 1968 – Marta Minuj´ín

As part of the Latin America’s 1968 Colloquium series, New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Hemisphiric Institute of Performance and Politics, and The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), are proud to present a conversation with internationally acclaimed Argentine performance and conceptual artist Marta Minujín …

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

Event Program: 1:30pm – 2:00pm  Doors Open, Guest Arrival 2:00pm – 2:05pm  Welcome Remarks on Behalf of New York University                                              By: Katherine E. Fleming, NYU Provost 2:05pm – 4:00pm  Angus Deaton in Conversation with Amartya Sen …

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INSULAR POSSESSIONS: IMPERIAL LEGACIES OF 1898 WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF CALL HER GANDA

Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. The year 1898 has conventionally been regarded as the American “imperial moment,” when the United States acquired and occupied a number of island nations, both in the …

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