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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 12-2pm
International Affairs 1118

"Who Fights? Participation in African Civil Conflicts"
with Macartan Humphreys

Please join the Institute of African Studies in welcoming Macartan Humphreys for a Brown Bag discussion of African civil wars, and an analysis of their participants.

Macartan Humphreys (PhD (Government) Harvard 2003, MPhil (Economics)Oxford, 2000) works on the political economy of development and formal political theory. Ongoing research focuses on civil wars, post conflict development, ethnic politics, natural resource management, political authority and leadership and democratic development. He has conducted field research in Chad, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Uganda and elsewhere. A new series of projects underway use field experiments to examine democratic decision making in post conflict and developing areas. He is a research scholar at the Center for lobalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute.