Cornell University

IAD Seminar - The Impact of Elections on Institutional Development in Africa

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His research interests include the political economy of development; legislative development; and electoral politics in emerging democracies, with expertise in African politics and international development. He has published articles on African elections and the Kenyan parliament in the Journal of Democracy and the Journal of Eastern African Studies. His current book project examines the evolution of legislatures in emerging democracies, with a focus on explaining the observed variation in the institutionalization and strength of African legislatures.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell




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Evangeline Ray


Ken Opalo

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Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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