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Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Contact:
Telephone: (617) 496-8127
Fax: (617)-495-8963
Email: calestous_juma@harvard.edu
Website: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/calestous-juma

 

 

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2007 (continued)

August 2, 2007

"Financing IT-Based Ventures"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Technology-based businesses are a dynamic source of economic growth. But such enterprises are only starting to emerge in Africa. Lack of capital is often cited as one of the main reasons why this sector remains weak.

 

 

July 27, 2007

"Managing Technological Risks"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Recent comments by former United nations secretary General Kofi Annan over the role of genetically modified seed in African agriculture have reopened debate over the risks posed by new technologies....

 

 

July 20, 2007

"Biotech Critics are Playing God"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan always said he would become a farmer after leaving office. But one of his first acts as chairman of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been to respond to whether the alliance would promote the use of genetically-modified (GM) seed in African agriculture....

 

 

July 18, 2007

"Food Security, Agriculture, and Economic Growth: Opportunities for Cooperation between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa"

Testimony

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Testimony of Calestous Juma before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, Hearing on Food Security in Africa: The Impact of Agricultural Development

 

 

July 13, 2007

Lessons Africa Must Learn from Chinese Expansion

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

 

 

July 6, 2007

"Build Africa's Economic Foundations First"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Nairobi)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"African presidents have now returned home from Accra, Ghana, after discussing a critical issue for the future of Africa: the creation of a United States of Africa at the urging of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi....Col Gaddafi has the right vision, but can correct his faulty strategy by helping to support the effective functioning of regional integration bodies, starting with northern and western Africa."

 

 

July 2007

"Power to the People"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, World Conservation, issue 2, volume 37

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Innovation can help secure the universal access to modern energy and sustainability that Africa so sorely needs, says Calestous Juma.

 

 

June 29, 2007

Open Access to Existing Technical Knowledge

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

 

 

June 22, 2007

"Excessive Protection of IPRs Counter-Productive"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Protecting intellectual property rights (IPRs) is a critical aspect of business development and international partnerships. But excessively protective systems could have a negative impact on creativity and human welfare. It is therefore important to design intellectual property protection systems that take the special needs of African countries into account.

 

 

June 8, 2007

Presidential Science Advisory Offices Needed

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Science, Technology, & Globalization

The aim of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project (STG) is to undertake research, conduct training, provide policy advice, and disseminate information on interactions between technological innovation and globalization.