Northwestern University

Tue 7:00 PM

Peter Uvin: Development and Human Rights

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, #108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Krzysztof M Kozubski  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Program of African Studies
One Book One Northwestern 2016-2017

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Peter Uvin has written extensively on development, food, NGO scaling up, and the intersection between human rights, development, and conflict resolution. His focus is primarily Africa, and especially Burundi and Rwanda. He has been a frequent consultant to bilateral and multilateral agencies working in Africa on these issues, and the desire to bridge theory and practice is at the very heart of his work. He has published articles in journals as varied as International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Nature, Environment, Nutrition Reviews, African Studies Quarterly, and Human Organization. His 1998 book “Aiding Violence: The Development Enterprise in Rwanda” won the Herskovits Award for the most outstanding book on Africa. His other books include “Life after Violence: A People’s History of Burundi,” "The International Organization of Hunger," and “Development and Human Rights.” He is professor of political science and provost at Amherst College.

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