Author: Steven Barcus

Presidential visit sparks conservation discussions

For six weeks, UW–Madison has been home to 25 young Africans taking part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship—an academic and experiential learning program designed to prepare them to be future leaders in their countries. July 25, the final day of the program, was made especially significant through a visit to campus by Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, president of Botswana. Continue reading

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield calls Mandela Washington Fellows “Africa’s future”

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who has served as assistant secretary of state for Africa and ambassador to Liberia, knows that Africa faces challenges. Yet while conflict, terrorism, poverty and diseases are real issues facing Africa, she sees that there is far more that defines the continent. Continue reading

Letter of support for Central European University

In light of legislation passed by the Hungarian Parliament on April 4 that encroaches on the academic freedom of teaching and research at Central European University (CEU) and other international higher education institutions, International Division Vice Provost & Dean Guido Podestá issued the letter below in support of CEU. The letter was sent to Petra Kammerevert, member of the European Parliament and Culture and Education Committee Chairman. Continue reading