Feb. 8 Talk: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence in Africa

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 — On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Ngonidzashe Munemo, assistant professor of political science, will give a talk at Williams College titled, “From Neo-Colonialism to Neo-Patrimonialism: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence in Africa.” The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3, and is free and open to the public.

Munemo’s research and teaching are in comparative politics, with a focus on Africa. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the political determinants of government responses to threats of famine in Sub-Saharan Africa and starting a new project on the effects of institutional choice and processes of adoption on the stability of leadership changes in post-independence Africa. He received his B.A. from Bard College after transferring from the University of Zimbabwe and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.


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