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  • 29 May 2020
    John J. Shea

    What can archaeology do to help fight pandemic diseases?

    “Not much,” might be one’s first reaction to this essay’s title question. Archaeologists are not exactly first responders. We are, if anything, last responders. And yet surprisingly, archaeology is not as odd a source of insights as it might seem. Archaeology offers a 3.5 million-year-long scientific record of human and earlier hominin problem-solving. As we […]

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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Anne Innis Dagg

    How a Canadian ‘giraffologist’ stuck her neck out to fight sexism in academia

    Anne Innis Dagg was the first person to study giraffes in the wild in Africa in the 1950’s and is now considered the world’s first ‘giraffologist’.

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  • 18 Jun 2013
    M. Anne Pitcher

    Understanding Private Sector Development in Africa

    M. Anne Pitcher, the author of Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies discusses the way the private sector is developing in modern Africa.

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  • 1 Dec 2010

    Paul Landau on Africa Past & Present

    Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948 author Paul Landau shares his broad vision of South African history and politics in an Africa Past & Present podcast. Listen here.

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  • 27 Jul 2010

    How to Help the Congo Toward Democracy

    Will democratic elections aid Congo in quest for a pathway to peace? Author Séverine Autesserre blames the failure of peace-building in Congo on the national-level “election fetish” of international aid culture and says security problems are mainly local and need to be solved by corralling spoilers, strengthening local capacity, and setting up working legal institutions […]

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  • 2 Jul 2010

    The view from Cape Town

    Hey all, did you know we have an office in Cape Town, South Africa? And like yours truly, they’re stoked about World Cup. Here’s a blog from our South Africa marketing guru, Ashley Parsraman.

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