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Writers LIVE: Elizabeth Schmidt, Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the War on Terror

Elizabeth Schmidt will discuss her new book, Foreign Intervention in Africa After the Cold War, and refugee resettlement in Baltimore with Akalu Paulos.

Elizabeth Schmidt is a professor emeritus of history at Loyola University Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and has written extensively about US involvement in apartheid South Africa, women under colonialism in Zimbabwe, the nationalist movement in Guinea, and foreign intervention in Africa from the Cold War to the war on terror. Her books include: Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror; Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958; Mobilizing the Masses: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Nationalist Movement in Guinea, 1939-1958; Peasants, Traders, and Wives: Shona Women in the History of Zimbabwe, 1870-1939; and Decoding Corporate Camouflage: U.S. Business Support for Apartheid.  

Since the mid 1980s, Akalu Paulos has been an active participant in development programs as a practitioner, consultant and researcher, working for public, non-profit, and international multi-lateral governmental organizations in Ethiopia. In the last 13 years in the United States, Akalu’s career has largely focused on refugee resettlement and training in Baltimore, under a program funded by the US Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. In his capacity as the Refugee Program Manager for Baltimore City Community College since July 2012, he has facilitated the linguistic, economic and civic integration of more than 4000 refugees resettled in Baltimore. He earned his masters in Development Studies from the University College Dublin, in Ireland, and has extensively written and spoken on issues of human rights, gender, governance, and civil society at international conferences in four continents.

The Ivy Bookshop wil have books available for purchase after the program.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

Central Library, African American Department
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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