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Democracy and Good Governance in Africa: How Northwestern Students Can Have an Impact

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, L07, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Linda Nwumeh   (708) 382-1994

Group: African Students Association

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


In this anticipated Africa Week event, keynote speaker Dr. Richard Joseph, John Evans Professor of International History and Politics, will address systems of democracy in Africa and underscore the potential for student and faculty involvement in the study of governance and development.

Richard Joseph has led an exemplary career as a leader in the study of politics and governance in Africa, with previous teaching positions at Emory University, Dartmouth College, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and the University of Khartoum. His work has extended from the classroom to numerous other positions of importance: Director of the African Governance Program at the Carter Center (1988-1994), coordinator of elections mission in Zambia (1991) and Ghana (1992), and coordinator of peace initiatives in Libya (1991-1994). Dr. Joseph continues to extend this leadership to the present with plans to establish a transnational Center for the Study of Governance and Development to allow for more efficacious address of African governance concerns.

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