MIT X TAU Series: Africa’s New Activists

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

The fourth webinar in a seven-part series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa.

Zoom webinar :: 12:00PM–1:00PM  Register at


Busisiwe Seabe is a social justice activist in South Africa and a co-founder of the #FeesMustFall movement.

Claude Grunitzky is a journalist, editor and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Togo, he is a graduate of the University of London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best known as founder and editor-in-chief of the lifestyle publication TRACE, an international fashion and music title, and as a co-founder of the TRACE TV network. He runs TRUE Africa, a media platform championing young African voices; TRUE, a content marketing agency; and The Equity Alliance, an investment fund focused on diverse venture capital fund managers and entrepreneurs. In 2012, Grunitzky's career was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, which is taught in the "Power & Influence" MBA class.

About the MIT X TAU webinar series: 

The Center for International Studies (CIS) and MIT Africa has partnered with TRUE Africa University (TAU) to host a webinar series focused on various aspects of sustainable development in Africa. Thursdays at noon ET, starting on March 23, TAU founder, MIT alumnus, and CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitzky, will interview the thinkers, shapers and doers who he sees as the inventors of the future of Africa. Each of the eleven webinars promises to be a genre-defining look into the opportunities and challenges facing the African continent and its people over the coming century. 

MIT-TAU Webinar Series | TRUE Africa University | View All Events

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MISTI MIT Africa ProgramTRUE Africa University (TAU)

Free & open to the public 
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