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Dear CIHA blog readers,

We are very pleased to let you know that we are holding an exciting conference at UCI this Thursday and Friday, December 6 and 7, on "UCI and Africa: Expanding Engagements, Ongoing Dialogues." Panels include one that takes up our Luce-funded initiative on religious conceptions of charity that features participants from South Africa, Senegal, the University of Rochester, UCI and the Episcopal Church. Others honor the work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, spotlight social activism on the continent in the wake of the Arab Spring, feature artistic exchanges between UCI and the University of Ghana, and describe initiatives in mobile money, health, and the virtual exchange of knowledge. Watch for information on Twitter and Facebook during the conference. The entire conference will also be filmed, and the charity panel will form the basis of several future blog entries. We look forward to your comments during and after the conference.

Please also check out two new posts: one from Kelsey Norman on the treatment of immigrants in Egypt, and one from Ayesha Nibbe on the new Move video released by Invisible Children in the wake of the criticism of its Kony 2012 campaign.

As always, we look forward to your comments! And don't forget to check out "In the News" and "Opportunities" for current events and job and grant opportunities.


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Cecelia Lynch
CIHA Blog Editor, http://www.cihablog.com
Professor, Department of Political Science, and
Director, International Studies

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