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Following the success of International Education Week 2017 and our campus-wide experience of "living Danishly," the University of Richmond will celebrate South Africa Week from November 12-16. Themes of justice, reconciliation, commemoration, and environmental stewardship will be explored during an array of campus programming that will involve students, faculty, staff, and collaborators from South Africa. Get involved!

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Community Reading Selections

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is our community reading text leading up to South Africa Week. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Library and at the International Center.

Additionally, we will be exploring articles from The New York Times, both current and past, that will help frame our thinking and exploration for International Education Week.


South Africa in the Classroom

  • Kasongo Kapanga

    FYS - Expansion of Europe and Asia Into Africa: The Idea of Otherness

  • Todd Lookingbill, Geography Introduction to Earth Systems and Physical Geography
  • Nicole Maurantonio, Rehotoric and Communications

    Class Lectures and Projects

  • Lidia Radi, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

    Dr. Radi will be teaching from a novel by South African-born novelist J.M. Coetzee.

  • Carol Summers, History

    Food and Power in Africa and Asia

  • Amy Treonis, Biology

    Soil Ecology

South Africa Week Events Calendar

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2018 Faculty Seminar to South Africa