Stories set a powerful context and lay a firm foundation for building a better future. We do this by learning from multiple points of view and experiences. Arguably, our personal stories give meaning to our lives and construct our identities. There is both unity and multiplicity in stories, diversifying our national narrative. This causes freedom to mean different things to different people; our country is struggling to integrate a fragmented freedom narrative.
This week we celebrate Mali, the largest country in West Africa.
Yui Tsuzuki arrived in Durham six months ago with her husband, who is a visiting scholar at the Duke Law School. They call Japan home.
Zimbabwe is set in south-central Africa, between two of the well-known African rivers, the Limpopo and the Zambezi.
The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia located between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The nation is made up of more than 7,641 islands, the largest of which is Luzon.
I am honored to join the entire Duke community in recognizing Veterans Day. We are grateful for the service of the many veterans among our students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and we are very proud to call them members of the Duke family.
The island of Mauritius, part of the Mascarene Islands, is just east of Madagascar, southeast of Seychelles, and northeast of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The areas of the country id 790 square miles, 1200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.
Mauritius was a British colony from 1810 till 1968 when it achieved independence, it was also previously colonized by the Dutch and French. The largest city of the island and also the capital is Port Louis.
This week let’s explore the country where you can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon of the same day!
Lebanon is located in the rocky area of West Asia known as the Levant, surrounded by Syria and Israel. The country is divided in 4 main geographical regions with the capital city located in Beirut. The other famous cities are Tripoli in the north and Tyre in the south. The name Lebanon means “white” in Phoenician, referring to the snowy mountains.
Morocco is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa. Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.