Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Democratic Realism: Africa and the New Global Disorder

When: Friday, October 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Since 1989, the fundamentals of global power have altered in significant ways. The reconfiguration of power also occurred in Africa. The democratic upsurge has been blunted by authoritarian resurgence, state failure, and jihadism. Understanding these national and global dynamics is essential for policy-relevant scholarship.

Richard Joseph has devoted his scholarly career to the study of politics and governance in Africa with a special focus on democratic transitions, state building and state collapse, and conflict resolution. He directed the African Governance Program at the Carter Center (1988-1994) and coordinated elections missions in Zambia (1991), Ghana (1992), and peace initiatives in Liberia (1991-1994). He has been a longtime member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

This is part of the Faculty & Fellows Colloquium Series.

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