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El Saadawi to deliver Harvard African Studies Lecture

Renowned Egyptian activist Nawal El Saadawi has been selected by the Harvard Committee on African Studies to deliver its annual Distinguished Harvard African Studies Lecture. The lecture will take place Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Tsai Auditorium inside the Center for Government and International Studies, south building.

In a lecture titled “Creativity, Women, and Politics,” El Saadawi will discuss the prospects of achieving genuine creativity, intellectual freedom, and social equality within the context of both democratic and patriarchal political institutions. El Saadawi’s work draws upon an internationally acclaimed career as a novelist, psychiatrist, poet, and advocate for human rights.

The Distinguished Harvard African Studies Lecture provides a venue for prominent African leaders to inform and engage the Harvard community on crucial African issues.

Mazur, Ulrich named visiting scholars

Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics Eric Mazur and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor, were recently named Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Visiting Scholars for the 2007-08 academic year. The two join 11 other distinguished scholars selected to participate in the program.

As visiting scholars, Mazur and Ulrich will travel to universities and colleges where PBK chapters are located, spend two days on each campus, meet and talk with undergraduates, participate in classroom lectures and seminars, and deliver an address open to the entire academic community.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks

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