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Rebel Group Formation in Africa, Professor Janet Lewis

9th March @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Discussant: Eduardo Álvarez-Vanegas (PhD Researcher, Civil War Paths)

Janet Lewis is Assistant Professor in Political Science at George Washington University. Her research centres on clandestine violence and state formation, focussing on sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent book examined how rebel groups form, and why many fail. She continues to work on armed conflict – as well as the spread of information through social networks, and state capacity in peripheral regions.