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African perspectives on democracy

About the event

Escalating violence in sub-Saharan Africa is contributing to a political and environmental disaster. Are there parallels between that crisis, and the threats to democracy elsewhere, including in the U.S.?

El Hadj Djitteye is founder and director of the Timbuktu Center for Peace Studies in Mali. He will discuss with WSU’s Peter Chilson (professor of writing and literature) the ongoing conflict in sub-Saharan, Africa, and how his study of democracy, free expression, and tolerance of cultural traditions connects that crisis with recent events elsewhere, including in the U.S. following the November election.