Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
Laura Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research centers on the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. She is currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC. She is also engaged in a project on the effects of U.S. legislation to mitigate conflict in central Africa. She has worked with the World Bank in Nigeria on efforts to improve the national primary health care system through evaluating the implementation of a results-based finance system. She writes a blog about African politics, development, and security at Texas in Africa and am contributes to the Christian Science Monitor’s Africa Monitor blog, and The Atlantic.com.