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How can Northwestern students impact democracy in Africa?

Richard Joseph, renowned scholar of governance in Africa, will talk May 23

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EVANSTON - Richard Joseph, professor of international history and politics at Northwestern University, will address issues of democracy and governance in Africa -- and how faculty and students can be involved in the development of the continent.

The talk will take place May 23 in Harris Hall, Room L07, 5 to 7 p.m.

Joseph has devoted much of his career as a researcher as well as practitioner to issues of governance and democratic development.

Among his books are “Nationalism in Cameroun” (1977) and “Democracy and Prebendal politics in Nigeria” (1987). He also edited other publications such as “State, Conflict and democracy in Africa” (1999), and “Smart Aid for African Development” (2008).

The talk is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by Northwestern’s African Students Association.

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