Monthly Archives: November 2013

How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang | Alexandre Afonso






From: How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang | Alexandre Afonso. With a constant supply of new low-level drug sellers entering the market and ready to be exploited, drug lords can become increasingly rich without needing to distribute their wealth towards the bottom. You have an expanding mass of rank-and-file “outsiders” ready to forego income for…

Richard A. Elphick (History) Nominated for the Herskovits Award






Our very own Professor of History, Richard A. Elphick, has been nominated for the African Studies Association’s Melville J. Herskovits Award for his book, The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa (Charlottesville, and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012). The Award honors the most outstanding book published in African…

Campus Event: Africa in China






Colloquium – Su Zheng, Li Yinbei, Ma Chengcheng, Sun Yan Exploring Music in China’s New African Diaspora—An Innovative U.S.-China Team Research Project This Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Location: Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Time: 4:15 p.m. Since the 1990s, African traders and investors have made their way to China as a result of the…

In the news: stories relevant to international environmental law






We are now moving on to International Environmental Law in our IL course. Here are some recent stories to get us thinking: First, you may want to look at this projection of “what Earth will look like if we melt all the ice”. Florida is gone, amongst other changes. Second, it is worth looking at…

In the news: chemical weapons, treaties, and privacy






Before my International Law class moves on to International Environmental Law, it is worth noting news from the last week that is relevant to topics we recently covered. Bond v. United States First, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Bond v. United States. This case should interest us for a number of reasons. One is…