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Economic Systems of Africa

This course examines the fundamentals of economic development in Africa. It will provide students the tools and concepts to think about development in a way that is consistent with economic theory, informed by empirical research, and practically connected to policy. We will discuss issues that the region faces related to economic growth, poverty, population, health, education, gender, agriculture, and climate change.

Kasia Szremski, associate director of Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, called "Dig Leader"

Illinois Alumni magazine talked to Szremski about taking students to Peru on a summer field trip where they dig in the western slopes of the Andes mountains. Click

Jerry Dávila, Pedro Hallal named Presidential Fellows

President Tim Killeen writes, "I am excited to announce the selection of Jerry Dávila and Pedro Hallal for the Presidential Fellows Program. This prestigious program supports faculty members...

New Initiative: What is Brasillinois?

To learn about the Brasillinois initiative, read the press release here: and more information here:  

What in the World is a FLAS Fellowship?

What in the world is a FLAS Fellowship? The IGI Spring e-newsletter brings news of significant achievements by staff, students, and faculty, as well as well-deserved recognition of their efforts. This note takes a closer look at one of the major building blocks of international...
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