Updates on Calestous Juma

In Memoriam: Calestous Juma (1954-2017)

From Quartz Africa, 15 December 2017 Africa’s leading innovation scholar, Calestous Juma, has died   Calestous Juma [MIT MLK Visiting Professor 2014-15 in the Department of Urban Studies & Planning], the luminary Kenyan scholar who championed the cause of innovation and technology in transforming African countries, and whose books and papers about the environment, biotechnology, education, artificial

Starr Forum: Innovation and Its Enemies A Book Talk by Calestous Juma 2014-2015 MLK Visiting Professor in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) Professor of the Practice of International Development Director, Science, Technology, Globalization Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsWHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5-6:30pm CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHERE: 33 Massachusetts

Calestous Juma‘s new book bears a compelling cover image: a modern lightbulb shattering a traditional one from within. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, forthcoming in July 2016 by Oxford University Press, shows that many debates over new technologies are framed in the context of risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety. But it argues that behind these

MLK 2014-2015 Visiting Professors & Scholars Farewell Luncheon Friday, June 12, 2015 Noon-1:30pm MIT Chipman Room (6-104) Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) is proud to host a farewell luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of MIT’s seven 2014-15 Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars. The MLK Faculty Committee, partners/friends

Calestous Juma: Africa rebooting

Calestous Juma‘s latest opinion piece in the April 2015 issue of NewAfrican Magazine: We all know Africa is a continent full of innovation. Now policy makers at all levels must put this strength, along with scientific and technical development, at the centre of economic strategies. Fortunately, the African Union has recently adopted a strategy that seeks to

STARR FORUM: SCIENCE & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY Thursday, April 09, 2015  6:00 pm–7:30 pm MIT Room 54-100, Green Building Free and open to the public For more information and to RSVP, please contact starrforum@mit.edu.   Calestous Juma will moderate a Starr Forum panel on Science & Innovation Diplomacy, with welcoming remarks by Professor Fiona Murray, Faculty Director at the Martin

Among the judges for this year’s Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was Calestous Juma (pictured with Brian Cox, fellow panelist and professor at University of Manchester ). The Queen Elizabeth Prize, designed to become a “Nobel” for engineering, was set up with cross-party backing and industry support to celebrate innovators with global impact. The verdict is in: Professor

Calestous Juma on how Nigeria defeated ebola

Calestous Juma‘s latest article in The Guardian observes that the key to Nigeria’s successful containment of ebola is the strength of the public sector: state governments, universities and hospitals. “A brief look at the news suggests African countries aren’t stepping up their support to the affected countries,” writes Juma. “This view, however, ignores three important lessons from Africa’s response to the

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You’re Invited: MLK Lunch Seminars

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars welcomed its newest cohort with a luncheon on Wednesday, September 24 at the Sloan School. You are cordially invited to attend our ongoing MLK Luncheon Seminar Series featuring talks by the 2014-2015 Scholars and other speakers. We look forward to you joining us! Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu or 617-715-2066 to RSVP