LINGUA FRANCA?: FRANCOPHONE SCHOLARSHIP ON THE ASIA-PACIFIC

This post is inspired by my participation in the 2015 Congrès Asie-Pacifique, held in Paris this past September. Here is an excerpt with the full text available here: While English is often thought of as the international academic lingua franca, there is significant scholarship on Asia in other languages, including French. French-language scholarship on the
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Commonwealth People’s Forum, Nov 23-26, 2015

I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in Malta taking place from November 23-26. This civil society gathering – organized by the Commonwealth Foundation – is a precursor to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place from November 27-29th. I will be chairing an exciting panel on food
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Innovative and Engaging Communications in and Beyond the Academy

Photo above courtesy of GlobalHigherEd. Kris Olds, editor of GlobalHigherEd, kindly published this guest-blog on October 4th, 2015. It was also simultaneously published by Inside Higher Ed in GlobalHigherEd’s section. The full text is available here. Below is the opening paragraph. Research and scholarship is primarily about asking and answering questions as well as conserving and constantly
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Feeding Cities in the Horn of Africa

In 2002, I had the privilege of being invited by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to do some work on a forum in Addis Ababa entitled “Feeding Cities in the Horn of Africa”. A report of the workshop involving local authorities, researchers and representatives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors is
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Remembering Ellen Harris

  Bonjour à tous et toutes: A bit of lost “herstory”… About 10-12 years ago I was involved with a women’s service club with the mandate of advancing the status of women worldwide called Zonta International (founded in the 1920s or so, Amelia Earhart was one of the original members). I eventually found out that there
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