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March 3, 2022
A message from Richard Wamai, Associate Professor, Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
I am delighted to share my reflection as we mark the 1-year milestone since the conceptualization to create the Africa Global Initiative (AGI) at Northeastern. Our first annual report just came out, you can read it here.
Since high school, Stephanie Beja has known that she was interested in studying cultures around the world—and visiting as many as she could. During her undergraduate career at Northeastern, Beja took advantage of opportunities to study abroad, including a stint in Cambodia where she worked on co-op as a teacher. Now, as the latest recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship, she’s forging a path toward international diplomacy.
Employer Engagement and Career Design in collaboration with Global Co-op Faculty run the brand-new Global Work Citizen summer badge program. This immersive month-long virtual program was designed especially for first year learners. It aimed to introduce Huskies to global partners early in their university journey and encourage students to cultivate a global mindset during and beyond their time at Northeastern.
I am delighted to share my reflection as we mark the 1-year milestone since the conceptualization to create the Africa Global Initiative (AGI) at Northeastern. We envisioned a thriving, dynamic and strong engagement for Northeastern with the continent of Africa.
Since high school, Stephanie Beja has known that she was interested in studying cultures around the world—and visiting as many as she could. During her undergraduate career at Northeastern, Beja took advantage of opportunities to study abroad.
“Where is the lawyer? Where is the lawyer?” a swarm of men shouted at the car. Alfred Brownell, the lawyer, was identified. The men began beating the car, rocking it, trying to smash the windows.
With a private sector that has dealt with constant difficulties, such as crashes in oil prices, food security, and the lack of infrastructure and electricity shortages across the continent, can African nations become independent from oil, and to what extent?
Mass immunization programs for diseases such as measles, cholera, and yellow fever have been suspended during the pandemic, leaving as many as 117 million children without vaccines this year, says Richard Wamai, an associate professor who studies neglected tropical diseases.
“We need to recognize that we’re at a point in history where we can make change,” says Ted Landsmark, distinguished professor of public policy and urban affairs and director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.
For the past 10 years, Patricia Davis has studied how African Americans have chronicled their lives before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. In particular, she’s analyzed how black history museums have memorialized the experience of African Americans from the late 18th century to the late 19th century.