Professor Valerie Hoffman (U of I Dept. of Religion) writes that she is was in Ghardaia, the main town of the Wadi Mzab in Algeria. The Wadi Mzab, a desert valley 375 miles south of Algiers, is one of the few places in the world where most of the Muslims belong to the Ibadi sect. She arrived February 2 and stayed until February 16.
Professor Matthew S. Winters (U of I Dept of Political Science) coedited a special issue of Studies in Comparative International Development with Rob Blair (Brown University). The issue was titled "Foreign Aid, Service Delivery, and State-Society Relations in th
Summer Arabic Study Application to Qatar Foundation International will receive funding for the amount of $32,535.00. The money will be used to support a Summer Intensive Arabic Course for High School Students here at UIUC.
Rather than the old adage: “To think of Africa is to think of poverty” (O’Connor 1991), in the year 2020, any geographer would agree that “To think of Africa is to think of many things”, like all places!