Featured Class: U.S. History
Pete Stickney has suspended his regularly scheduled U.S. History class syllabus to study the events unfolding these past weeks in North Africa and the Middle East. Students were assigned countries involved and asked to present them to the class. Of particular interest are details on U.S. military and economic aid, gross national product, per capita income, and so on. In other words, following the oil money.
Joining Monday’s discussion was Ngoima Wa Mwaura, Putney Class of 1964, of Kenya. Ngoima has been pitching in on several fronts here, from cross-country skiing to lecturing. In Monday’s class, Jack ’12 (who just started his term as co-head of school with Perri ’12—congrats to both) presented Libya and Emma ’12 presented Bahrain. We pick up the class as Ngoima chimes in on the birth of Libya and the role of Muammar Gadaffi in creating OPEC: