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Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2015 Issues in African Development Seminar Schedule

Development, Religious Extremism, Security, and the State

All seminars in G08 Uris Hall Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 PM.

September 3

A Socialist Peace? Cultural Difference, Modernization, and the Afterlives of a Socialist State in the Republic of Guinea

Mike McGovern, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

September 10

Addressing Governance and Security Challenges in Western Sahel-Sahara Region: Facts and Responses

Noureddine Jebnoun, Faculty Member, Africa Center for Strategic Studies


September 17

New Perspectives on Conflict, State-Building and Development in Africa

Philip Roessler, Assistant Professor of Government, College of William & Mary


September 24

Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Susan Thomson, Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University


October 1

History of Boko Haram Insurgency and its Impact on Northern Nigerian Politics, Society, and Culture

Brandon Kendhammer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ohio University


October 15

Advanced Research Project on Conflicts, Peace, and Stability in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, Wells College


October 22

Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria

Carl LeVan, Assistant Professor, School of International Service; Africa Coordinator, Comparative & Religious Studies, American University


October 29

Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Megan Shore, Associate Professor, Social Justice and Peace Studies, King's University College at Western University


November 5

Two Sudans: Two Analogous Sets of Problems Calling for Similar Solutions

Ahmed Adam, Visiting Fellow, Institute for African Development, Cornell University


November 12

Lies and Reconciliation: Post-Conflict Storytelling in Rwanda

Lowell Brower, Ph.D. Candidate, African Studies, Harvard University


November 19

Conflict and the Human Rights Implications of Global Health Policies

Paul Mkandawire, Assistant Professor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University


December 3

Student Wrap-up