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Professor Claire Metelits' Book Launch

Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat

Claire Metelits' book cover, Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS
Hashtag: #SISEvents
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reception to follow

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Please join our esteemed panel for a discussion on Professor Claire Metelits' new book, "Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat". 



Claire Metelits
Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University

Josephine Dawuni
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Howard University

Col. James Hentz
Professor and Department Head of International Studies and Political Science, Virginia Military Institute

Moderated by:
Stephen Dalzell
Senior Defense Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service

About the book:

Security in Africa: A Critical Approach to Western Indicators of Threat questions the dominant Western narrative of security threats in Africa. Based on an analysis traditional security studies and Western security policy, it argues that commonly used indicators are based on mainstream security studies and provide only circumscribed analyses of threats to international security. By assessing the origins of this traditional approach to security and problematizing failed states, political instability, Muslim populations, and poverty among others, it makes the case for a critical approach to framing security challenges in Africa.