Tune in tonight to hear MAIS alumna Caroline Gikuru be interviewed by BBC World Service! At 8:40 pm PST, Caroline will discuss what happens when Kenyans travel to the Gulf to become domestic workers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio. Caroline’s thesis was entitled “The Plight of Kenyan Domestic Workers in Gulf Countries.”
MAIS faculty member Professor Christopher Loperena will present a talk “Sustainable Tourism and Its Discontents: The Case of Honduras” at UC Berkeley next Wednesday, October 8 from 1-2 pm.
MAIS students, come and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Silicon Valley Africa Film Festival October 17-19 in Mountain View! Visit www.svaff.org for more information.
MAIS Co-Director Dana Zartner recently had her book Courts, Codes, and Custom: Legal Tradition and State Policy Toward International Human Rights and Environmental Law published by Oxford University Press. OUP describes it as “a novel cultural-institutional theory of legal tradition to explain state policy toward international human rights and environmental law.” Congratulations, Professor Zartner!
Here are some photos from last night’s fifth annual MAIS Giants Game Social. Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a 5-0 Giants win. Go Giants!
MAIS student Daniella Cohen, who is completing her research in Guatemala City, Guatemala, recently had a meeting with Alberto Brunori, the representative in Guatemala for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Meeting with Mr. Brunori was incredibly insightful,” Daniella said.