Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Peter Penar,
About the Speaker:
Dr. Peter Penar is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. Penar's research interests focus on democratization in African countries and human rights, particularly the role of international actors, such as the African Union and regional organizations, in political transitions, promoting election quality and human rights protection. He also conducts research on public attitudes, socio-economic development and political leadership in Africa. Penar has conducted fieldwork in eight African countries, including Zimbabwe.