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FSU College of Social Work to host South African human rights scholar


Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul. (Credit: University of KwaZulu Natal)

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host Vishanthie Sewpaul, international social work expert and professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, Jan. 22 through Feb. 1.

While at Florida State, Sewpaul will meet with various communities and organizations and deliver two free, public lectures on the topics of social justice and transformation and the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Sewpaul is widely published in the areas of social justice, human rights and international social work. Her expertise focuses on vulnerable populations, globalization and community work. A professor emeritus of University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, Sewpaul was at the forefront of policy and social work education in…

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African-American studies scholar, author Cornel West to speak at Prairie View A&M Friday


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Trinbagonian Rhodes scholar: Find your passion and don’t give up


20-year-old Zubin Deyal said he was in shock when he learned that he’d been awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship for Barbados.

Deyal, who graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus with First Class Honours in economics and finance, said the reality is still sinking in.

“It still hasn’t really set in yet. I think it’s a great blessing, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Deyal said initially he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but said he felt an affinity for economics and paired it with finance which felt like a natural match.

Deyal said by pure luck, he found about the scholarship just months before the deadline.

“The reason why I applied to the scholarship was because I needed funding for my Masters, I actually didn’t know…

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Harvard scholar Jackie Wang to speak in Great Barrington about incarceration, capitalism | The Berkshire Eagle


By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The title of Jackie Wang’s book says a lot about the modern version of enslavement, in or out of prison.

In “Carceral Capitalism,” Wang explores the way new incarceration techniques and economic weapons lead vulnerable citizens, particularly African-Americans, into an unfree life.

Wang, who will give a talk Tuesday evening at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is a black studies scholar who is writing poetry that “seeks to shatter the racial capitalist order and the captivity of bodies and minds.”

The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in African and African-American studies, Wang has recently studied the bail bonds industry, for example….

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Scholar Helps Students See Relevance of Black History


Attending a race conference held at Princeton University was a pivotal moment for Dr. Andrew Rosa, as he discovered his true passion for teaching and interest in African-American studies.

Rosa attended the conference in 1994 during his final year as an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, where he was an English and history double major with an emphasis on the African-American experience.

Upon graduating from Hampshire, Rosa attended Temple University where he earned his master’s degree and then returned to New England where he was part of the second class to complete a newly formed Ph.D. program, at the time, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dr. Andrew Rosa

“As a grad student, I got to see and experience a wide…

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Stabilization of African Continent a Global Security Issue – Scholar


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The president of the European Commission said during his annual address to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg that United Europe has become an unavoidable force in world trade. Mr. Juncker underlined the necessity for the EU to become more of a global player, adding that the bloc should be more independent with regard to defense and security.

Sputnik discussed Juncker’s comments with Fabio Massimo Parenti, associate professor of economic and political geography at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute.

Sputnik: What are your thoughts on United Europe becoming an unavoidable force in world trade?

Fabio Massimo Parenti: Cooperation is the key word. We should be able to further develop cooperation with China, according to my last study….

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