[Ed. Note: This originally appeared March 30. In light of the substantial time gap between the original post and now, we are re-posting in response to a request from WACC President Charles Bensonhaver.]
On May 2nd, the World Affairs Council of Charleston presents The Conflicts of Africa: New Forms, New Issues, New Worries for the United States by Chris Day, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston.
A troubling development emerging in Africa in the past several years is a wide arc of instability and armed conflict ranging from Somalia along the Red Sea to Uganda, Central African Republic, Congo, Mali, and Nigeria bordering on the Atlantic, and other countries as well. Islamic Jihadism has spread but there are also domestic civil wars reflecting ethnic divisions and the failures of strong-man governments. It is a complex and disturbing trend which, more or less under the radar screen, Washington has begun to address with military advisors and increasing attention along with France and other countries.
Chris Day spent many years in conflict environments in South Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Uganda and other countries as an aid worker, with the UN, Doctors Without Borders and other humanitarian groups, and also in India and Sri Lanka, before pursuing an academic career which brought him to the College of Charleston.
Chris Day is a graduate of the College of Charleston. He received his MA from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and his Ph.D. in African studies from Northwestern University.
Event Details: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:00pm. The reception begins at 5:15pm at the Citadel Alumni Center.
Please click here for tickets and information.
(Photo credit: WACC website)
-Submitted by Tidelines Editor