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Post from Brady ’15, based on her thesis research






From Aleta Brady (Wesleyan ’15): “Midriver states have an important position and role to play in transboundary river basins as they intimately understand the needs and concerns of both their upriver and downriver neighbors. Midriver states also have a more complex perspective of their “rights” based on their combined upstream/downstream interests. This aspect is being…

Legislative Gender Quotas… Argentina and Mexico… Talk on Sept 22






From the Government Department: Prof. Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College) to speak this Thursday, September 22, on “Legislative Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking in Argentina and Mexico.” The talk is in PAC 002 at 4:30 PM. Please join us, and please announce the talk in your classes. Talk description: Legislative Gender Quotas and Feminist Policymaking in…

Election Year Opportunities






Students! It is an election year, which means it can be a great time to get involved in politics. Some possibilities: General Election Participation Connecticut League of Women’s Voters Help inform voters! General Website Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Help protect the integrity of the electoral process! General Website Common Cause Connecticut Help promote voter registration…

African Studies Courses at Wesleyan






While many offerings will take place this Spring, we do have a few courses offered this Fall, including: West African Dance I West African Dance II West African Music and Culture (Beginners) West African Music and Culture (Advanced) Africa in World Politics For some reason, several other courses are not yet listed online as African…

Africa and the Olympics






South Africa had a nice start to the Olympics as their football squad forced host Brazil to a draw in their first game. Meanwhile, Nigeria barely made it to its first football match, arriving in Rio just hours before playing Japan. It didn’t matter. Nigeria won 5-4. While most African countries have relatively small delegations,…

New Article: Africa’s Regional Powers and Climate Change Negotiations






Two pillars underpin Africa’s approach to climate change negotiations: One is the “African Common Position,” and the other is the development of a negotiating coalition for presenting that position. This report explores the roles that Africa’s regional powers—Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa—play in supporting this African approach. These regional powers do not share the…