Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
Rachel Beatty Riedl is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her research interests include institutional development in new democracies, local governance and decentralization policy, and authoritarian regime legacies, with a regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research and the Program on Equality, Development and Globalization Studies and serves on the Executive Committee of the Program of African Studies. She is a co-founder of the Political Parties Working Group at Northwestern University and is actively engaged in the Comparative Historical Social Sciences research cluster. Previously, she was a visiting fellow at the Yale Program on Democracy, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Her newest project focuses on the role of religious actors in politics.