4 Events

Map of the Earth that shows both Africa and the Arctic

Adobe Stock

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Africa + the Arctic: From the Margins to the Center

Tue., Apr. 16, 2024 | 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

What do Africa and the Arctic have in common? Join the Belfer Center’s Africa Futures Project and the Arctic Initiative for an interactive discussion and community networking event that will explore parallels between these seemingly disparate regions.

Drs. Zoe Marks and Jennifer Spence will provide an overview of shared dynamics in both regions, including great power competition, extractive industries, and the energy transition. The remarks will lay the foundation for small group discussion on other misconceptions, commonalities, and cautionary tales. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with Harvard's Africa and Arctic networks and insights generated from their discussions that will inform topics for future Africa + Arctic dialogues.

Refreshments will be served. 

Dr. Zoe Marks is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Chair of the Africa Futures Project.

Dr. Jennifer Spence is the Project Director of the Arctic Initiative

Judd Devermont

Judd Devermont

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Implementing a New U.S. Strategy for Africa: Assessing Progress, Challenges, and Priorities

Thu., Apr. 11, 2024 | 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Following the announcement of a new US Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa in August 2022, and a second US-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, the goal of the Africa in Focus discussion series is to take stock of US-African relations to date, including unpacking key components of the US strategy, and understanding African perspectives on the current and future trajectory of US engagement on the continent.

Rama Yade & African Futures Project Team

Belfer Center

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Shifting Landscape: Reflections on Africa's Youth Potential and Engagement with the U.S. and France

Tue., Nov. 28, 2023 | 1:30pm - 2:45pm

One Brattle Square - Room 401

Join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for its Fall 2023 discussion series—Africa in Focus: Reframing U.S.-Africa Policy.

Following the announcement of a new U.S. Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa in August 2022, and a second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, the goal of this discussion series is to take stock of U.S.-African relations to date, including unpacking key components of the U.S. strategy, and understanding African perspectives on the current and future trajectory of U.S. engagement on the continent.

Chidi Blyden & The African Futures Project Team

Belfer Center

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Security, Stability, and Economic Growth: A Holistic US Approach to Africa

Fri., Nov. 17, 2023 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for its Fall 2023 discussion series -- Africa in Focus: Reframing U.S.-Africa Policy.

Following the announcement of a new US Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa in August 2022, and a second US-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, the goal of this discussion series is to take stock of US-African relations to date, including unpacking key components of the US strategy, and understanding African perspectives on the current and future trajectory of US engagement on the continent.