A presentation by Lahra Smith, Georgetown University. Part of the Spring 2011 Monday Africa Seminar Series "Institutions, Democratization and Citizenship in Africa" organzied by Edmond Keller, Department of Political Science and funded by a grant from the UCLA International Institute.
Lahra Smith is Assistant Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She teaches a variety of courses, including African Politics & Government, Peace and Conflict in East Africa and Civil Society and Democracy in Africa. Her recent research focused on the role of political institutions in addressing conflict based largely on ethnic and language identities in Ethiopia. In addition to study in Ethiopia, Prof. Smith has worked and studied in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti and Zimbabwe. Previously, she worked for USAID in Nairobi, Kenya and Oxfam America, and she served as an election observer in Ethiopia (The Carter Center) and Kenya (USAID/US Embassy).
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center
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