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Institute for African Development Spring Symposium 2019: restricted Spaces: Civil Society and Authoritarianism in Africa

April 26th, 2019 - 2:00PM-6:00PM

Location: ILR Conference center

Room: # 225 / #423

The rise of authoritarianism and the resulting restriction of space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) create fertile ground for violence and conflict. The Institute for African Development in collaboration with the SAHEL Consortium and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will host a symposium on Restricted Spaces: Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Africa to discuss these is...


CMS Seminar: “Policing the Virtuous: Music and Militias in Post-Gaddafi Libya”

May 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

In the years since 2011, political instability and shifts in militia governance have meant that musicians living and working in Libya encounter policing structures of varied forms in their daily lives. With no prevailing legal regime active in the country, those performing policing functions have frequently drawn on Islamic moral discourses to justify arrests, detentions, checkpoint stops, and oth...

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