Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change
The School of Public Policy at Central European University
and the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR)
cordially invite you to a Public Lecture by
Zachariah Mampilly, Director of Africana Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Vassar College
For a long time now, Africa's political landscape has been wracked by violence. In recent years, however, a more positive force has risen in response to that violence: popular protest. Countries throughout the continent, from Tunisia and Egypt to Uganda and Senegal, have witnessed uprisings by a wide variety of people—the young, the unemployed, organized laborers, civil society activists, writers, artists, and religious groups. What is driving this massive wave of popular protest in Africa?
Zachariah Mampilly is the Director of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012-13, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War (Cornell U. Press 2011). Co-written with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Protest and Political Change is forthcoming from Zed Press. Mampilly teaches courses on civil wars and rebel movements; race, ethnicity, and nationalism; and the international relations of the Third World.