November 6, 2001
Dr. Karuti Kanyinga, senior research fellow, Institute for Development Studies,Univ. of Nairobi, Kenya will present a lecture, "Political Change and Democracy in Africa," on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in KJ Auditorium. As U.S. policy-makers increasingly talk about engineering the creation of a
new government in Afghanistan, we can learn much about previous efforts to do the same. Over the last decade, the U.S. has actively pursued an agenda of "promoting democracy and human rights" across Africa. Dr. Kanyinga will
address the complexities and contradictions of fundamental political change and the U.S.'s role in it.