Jacques Depelchin Presentation, 'Is Sustained Peace in the DRC Possible?' - PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE!!

Democratic Republic of Congo native, Jacques Depelchin examines under which conditions sustained peace can be achieved and explores the political and social environment of the country.

Thursday, January 27, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall (6th floor)
UCLA campus
(enter Wyton Drive and Hilgard Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Have the political environment, the nature and character of political leadership in the DRC changed since June 30, 1960?  Why does militarism and violence continue to dictate political solutions, both nationally and regionally?

Jacques Depelchin received his MA and PhD degrees in History from Stanford University and his BA from Lovanium University, Kinshasa, Zaire (DRC, 1961-65).  He has taught at universities in the United States, Mexico, Congo, Mozambique, and Tanzania.  Dr. Depelchin also focuses on issues of peace, conflict resolution, and is working on “Haiti 1804-2004 as an Event: Why has it been so difficult to remain faithful to freedom?” and “Looking for the Healers in the Transition to Peace, Justice and Democracy in the Congo.”  He currently works at an NGO and remains active in his native Democratic Republic of Congo.

The location of this lecture has changed - it will be presented in room 6275, History conference room, 6th floor, Bunche Hall.

Special Instructions

Please note room change to 6275 Bunche Hall.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $7.

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686



Sponsor(s): African Studies Center