Category Archives: Fulbright Scholars program

Chapeau à Matthew

Hats off to Matthew Bach-Lombardo, footballeur extraordinaire, serious and accomplished student, world traveler, and all around great kid.  While this blog is largely devoted to my work as a Fulbright Scholar this year, I couldn’t do it day in and day out without Matthew’s support.  It was his permission I sought before applying over a […]

Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful that a crowd of Fulbright Scholars joined us for an early Thanksgiving dinner at our apartment earlier this evening.  Amy, a recent college graduate living in St. Louis this year, studies the rice economy in Senegal.  Renata, another recent college graduate, researches women’s basketball in Senegal and its impact on young women.  […]

A Thousand Words

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.  Given my penchant for text, I’m hoping that you’ll agree that I made the right call last week to spend time uploading pix rather than words.  At right you’ll see some new stills posted in the image gallery (which is based in Flickr) of life at […]

Lux et Lex

For a week I’ve been teaching a course on genocide (, the law against) at the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop.  And while we have plenty of lex, we’re still lacking the lux. At least the kind of light that requires electricity.  The law faculty has lacked juice […]

Sizzling Senegal these days

Life in Senegal went from a simmer to a boil two+ weeks ago, when my Dell Latitude D630 stopped working.  On Friday night, I was happily pulling together my next blog entry on the Vermont-Senegal connection (see my next post).  On Saturday morning, I pushed the on button and . . . silence.  Darkness.  Fear.  […]

Simmering Senegal

Senegal simmers.  On the cultural front, this West African country even sizzles in terms of  music and dance.  Think Youssou N’Dour, the Orchestre Baobob, and Baba Maa. But the land of teranga or hospitality, known for its human warmth, now simmers environmentally.  Climate change impacts are already showing.  The 2008 Atlas of Our Changing Environment […]