Author: Steven Barcus

Ugandan Coffee Leads to International Internship Opportunities

If you can build professional connections over a single cup of coffee, imagine what you can do with an entire coffee company. Partnering with the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses & Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), a Ugandan coffee company, has allowed Carly Stingl, advisor and program coordinator for UW–Madison’s International Internship Program (IIP), to forge new connections and offer professional opportunities for undergraduates. Continue reading

Fish-Harnack Lecture: Civil Liberties Advocate To Discuss Upholding America’s Promise

Farhana Khera has been a strong presence in advocating to ensure civil liberties for Americans of all religious and cultural backgrounds. At the frontlines in fights against religious and racial profiling in the face of the Patriot Act, Khera has represented the interests of oppressed communities on the national stage, ensuring their voices are heard. Continue reading

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