Political Order in Africa: Divergent Pathways in Politics Today | Newberry

Political Order in Africa: Divergent Pathways in Politics Today

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Rachel Riedl, Northwestern University
Full, waitlist available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

While the few headlines we see about Africa in the U.S. generally refer to moments of crisis and violence, the continent’s contemporary development is highly diverse and dynamic. This seminar will discuss democratic standouts (and how they got there), authoritarian strategies of domination and repression, and the challenges of political order. We will take a global perspective to discuss the involvement of outside interests in democracy promotion programs, development assistance, transnational religious funding, and state sponsored militarization for security campaigns.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 7, 2016. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.