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GLOBAL CAFÉ: Non-State Armed Groups in Sahel Africa, Iraq & Afghanistan—Dinner & Conversation with Will Reno

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: 2010 Sheridan Road, Room 201, 2010 Sheridan Road , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Cost: Free!

Contact: Linda Remaker   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join the International Studies Program for dinner and conversation with Will Reno, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and former Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern.

At the Global Café, he will share his latest research in Sahel Africa (Mali and Niger), Iraq, and Afghanistan, specifically the roles of non-state armed groups (militias, fragments of armies and security forces, and illicit commercial networks) in the creation of new political orders in these countries and the implications of these developments in the wider global order.

Professor Reno's research, teaching, service and community engagements focus on understanding the causes of political violence, comparisons of political violence in Africa with political violence elsewhere, the organization and behavior of insurgent groups, and the politics of authoritarian regimes. His books include Corruption and State Politics in Sierra Leone (1995), Warlord Politics and African States (1998), and Warfare in Independent Africa (2011).

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