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US-Africa Relations: Emerging Trends in Global Politics and Implications for Kenya

August 20, 2014

Date: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Rd, Kileleshwa, Nairobi

Gabrielle Lynch is an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Warwick in the UK. Her research interests include ethnic identities and politics, elections and democratisaton, and transitional justice and local reconciliation efforts with a particular focus on Kenya. Gabrielle has a twice monthly column in Kenya's Saturday Nation?; she has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and her first monograph – I Say to You: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya – was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2011.
 
Panelists
Wandia Njoya is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Language and Performing Arts at Daystar University. She graduated with a PhD in French from the Pennsylvania State University, and has published articles on culture and politics of the Pan-African world. She also runs a blog on her website wandianjoya.com.
 
Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant who moonlights as a writer, researcher, and political cartoonist. He blogs about Kenyan and international current affairs at www.gathara.blogspot.com
 
Neo Musangi is a feminist scholar, performance artist and a social and economic justice activist working on gender, sexuality, urbanscapes, war and militarization/militarism,. Musangi is BIEA’s Humanities Research Fellow and a Mandela Washington Fellow (2014).

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