The work of AAAS Professor William Julius Wilson (as well as that of Devah Pager, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University) figured centrally in the Sunday main editorial of the New York Times on the status of Black men in America today.
Through a three-year grant from the President’s Innovation Fund for International Education (2015-2017), the Harvard in West Africa Project seeks to expand Harvard’s presence in Ghana and Senegal, two countries in West Africa where Harvard Summer Programs exist. Read more about Harvard in West Africa (A PIFIE-Funded Project)
The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research has launched the Workshop on African History and Economics (WAHE) with Directors Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, and Nathan Nunn, Professor of Economics at Harvard University. WAHE "brings together two recent academic trends in a forensic examination of African economies in historical perspective: the development of the 'New Economic History' with its tendency for comparative studies of regional economic performance; and a new emphasis on longue durée studies in African … Read more about Workshop on African History and Economics Launched through Hutchins Center
Jamaica Kincaid is a winner of the 35th Annual American Book Award for her most recent novel “See Now Then”. As the Before Columbus Foundation notes, "The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions." Read more about Professor Kincaid wins American Book Award for "See Now Then"