The Office of the Provost hosted an event featuring Christo Brand, author of “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend” on Thursday, Dec. 4, at University Crossing. Brand was Nelson Mandela’s prison guard on South Africa’s Robben Island for 12 years, during which the two developed a strong bond. Photo: (l-r) Graduate student Oluchi Ogbu, Peace and Conflict Studies coordinator David Turcotte, Christo Brand, graduate student Limheang Heng and Provost Ahmed Abdelal.
Women Sports & The Middle East: A presentation on the roles of gender & sports in the Middle East by Honey Thaljieh, hosted by the Peace and Conflict studies program, on Fri., Nov. 21, 2014. Honey Thaljieh is an advocate for women, sports and equality in the Middle East, Corporate Communications Manager at FIFA and former captain and co-founder of the Palestinian Women’s National Football Team.