The Republic of Kenya is facing numerous daunting challenges, including terrorist attacks, a tidal wave of refugees from embattled neighbors, pervasive corruption, and a capital increasingly engulfed by restive shantytowns and slums. But Raila Odinga, who has been in residence this spring at BU’s African Presidential Center, believes that with the right leadership, his nation, rich in natural resources and tourism, could be poised for stability and prosperity.
The Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy (IEGE) at the School of Management, established in 2014 through an endowment in perpetuity by Indonesian businessman Harry Susilo, will promote dialogue and debate through scholarly work in global ethics and by teaching cross-cultural business practices that focus on ethics in both Western and Eastern cultures. It is SMG’s first permanently endowed institute.
The three friends, who jokingly refer to themselves as “the Tronchies”—after the French town they lived in—say that their experience abroad has created a bond for life.
As interest in Middle Eastern studies grows, BU students with a scholarly passion for the region’s languages and culture have been accustomed to cherry-picking related courses. But with the creation of a new College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate major in the modern languages and comparative literature department, students can now major in Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) studies, a course of study that corrals offerings in the region’s four spoken languages as well as the humanities, social sciences, and geography.
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