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Remembering Calestous Juma

We are sorry to report that Calestous Juma died in Boston on Friday. In his 64 years on this earth he enriched the lives of many and it was our great fortune to have him as a speaker at the Camden Conference in 2014. Professor Juma was to have been the moderator at the 2016 Conference “The New Africa” but took ill and was unable to attend.

Calestous Juma was a  distinguished scholar and passionate advocate for his native Africa. He championed technological innovation and sustainable development as a director at the Harvard Kennedy School. But what those of us who met him will remember most in addition to his intellect and energy was his warmth. His laugh will forever echo in the Camden Opera House.

 

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