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English Professor Saidiya Hartman, among those awarded a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recently, is the Nairobi Global Center's Principal Investigator with President's Global Innovation Fund Project The Sojourner Project: A Black Mobile Academy.
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Historian Manan Ahmed reflected on the snapshots of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwill in India and Pakistan and said “the moment of the sisters going there is very pivotal — there’s a slow moving timebomb between the struggle of Kashmir, what’s happening with India and China, and Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2019
Safwan Masri, author of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly and executive vice president for Global Centers and Global Development, says Tunisians crave democracy, but they demand progress. As Tunisia’s authoritarian Arab neighbours are watching closely, Tunisia's runoff presidential election is scheduled for October 13.
Financial Times, Sept 26, 2019
Business School professor and former senior partner at Accenture Len Sherman said while he doesn’t want any particular start-up to fail, WeWork’s troubles could be a necessary check on venture capital valuations.
CNBC, Sept. 13, 2019
Historian Carol Gluck recounts Japanese Emperor Hirohito's personal reflections on the war, including his remorse over World War II and opinions about postwar politics, in newly discovered notes.
Nikkei Asian Review, Sept. 13, 2019.