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Chris Day is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. Day earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  His teaching and research interests are in Comparative Politics, with a particular emphasis on African politics, political violence, and civil wars. He has published articles in Comparative Politics and Civil Wars, and has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and the Post & Courier. His current book project examines the various fates of different rebel groups in Africa.

Zachariah Mampilly is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College. In 2012/2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is the author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life during War  (Cornell U. Press 2011). Co-written with Adam Branch, Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Political Change is forthcoming from Zed Press.

Registration for this event opens October 06, 2014 at noon on the SIPA and Columbia Events Calendars. For questions contact Saltzman DRA Maggie Li, ML3408@columbia.edu.