Day 4 at the SSWA: Good Governance in Africa

Today’s Summer Seminar topic was Africa, and more specifically, Sustaining the New Wave in African Governance, led by Dr. Jean-Jacques Ngor Sene, a Senegalese citizen and assistant professor of History at Chatham University. He began by emphasizing the importance of understanding the historical precedents to Africa’s current situation. Long ago, much of Africa was organized … Read More

Day 3 at the SSWA: Arab Spring and US National Interests

Today the Summer Seminar welcomed Dr. Christina Michelmore, chair of Chatham University’s History Department who specializes in modern Middle Eastern history, to discuss the Arab Spring and its implications for US Foreign Policy. She began by providing some background on US policy in the region. Traditionally, that policy has been based on two primary interests: … Read More