Global Issues Colloquium

When Elephants Fight: How Global Geopolitical Changes Affect African Institutions

“Dr. Quinn will discuss his book which describes how two region-wide shifts in prevailing political and economic institutions and practices of sub-Saharan Africa can be linked to two prior global geopolitical realignments: the end of WWII with the ensuing American and Soviet led bipolar system, and the end of the Cold War with American primacy. The argument assumes that ideas as well as material resources matter, and that how they matter is contingent on which particular nations are running, or trying to run, the international system as well as the type of competition or cooperation evident among and between the great powers.”

Dr. John James Quinn, Professor of Political Science at Truman State University, will be speaking this week Thursday, February 23, at 7pm in MG 2001. Here is a link to our Facebook event or our website for more information. We hope to see you there and that everyone gains a new perspective on issues that impact our global community.