UIUC Lectures on China’s Foreign Direct Investments in Continental Africa

In October, two prominent lecturers, Professors Deborah Brautigam and Ching Kwan Lee discussed and elaborated on the dominant narratives about China, Africa’s current largest trading partner and source of loans, grants and investments in infrastructure projects. On Thursday, October 24, 2013 Dr. Brautigam held a MillerComm Lecture entitled China in Africa: Stripping Away the Myths; this highly anticipated talk was hosted by the Center for African Studies and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies in conjunction with a number of University of Illinois departments. Read the rest

Global Food, Locally: Jerusalem Middle Eastern Cuisine

“Global Food, Locally”  is a series designed to introduce you to the International and Area Studies Library’s new graduate assistants as well local dining options for food from around the world. In our second installment, Sveta Stoytcheva reviews Jerusalem Middle Eastern Cuisine.

Like Quetzalli, I am also new to Champaign-Urbana and am eager to try out the different restaurant options the area has to offer.  Read the rest