South Africa

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 4, 2014

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher of Penn Receives 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award

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Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, from the International Educational Development Program at the Graduate School of Education has earned the Comparative and International Education Society’s 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award for "Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion." Created in 2010, the Jackie Kirk award is an annual honor that recognizes a book that mirrors its namesake’s primary concerns of gender and education and education in areas of conflict.

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, associate director of the International Educational Development Program at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, has earned the Comparative and International Education

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 13, 2014

Penn-organized Summit Served as a Catalyst to Strengthen African Think Tanks

The first-ever summit of African think tank leaders, co-organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, has resulted in a number of important recommendations.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

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Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 30, 2014

University of Pennsylvania to Host Think Tank Summit in South Africa

The University of Pennsylvania will host a regional meeting of African think tanks February 3-5 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798
Media Contact:Kimberly Short | kimberly.short@alpha.org | 202-777-2511January 16, 2014

Penn HIV Researchers Deploy Large-Scale Intervention Project in South Africa

A large-scale human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) intervention/education effort aimed at helping South African men take a proactive role in the prevention of that disease has proven successful, an important development considering that country has the largest number of HIV infections in the world.

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Nelson Mandela

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