Feb
11
Tue 7:00 PM

Peter Uvin: Development and Human Rights

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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 Center for International and Comparative Studies
Co-sponsor(s): Program of African Studies
One Book One Northwestern 2013-2014
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.