Somalia, often cast as the world's "most failed state," is starting to pull together a federal government. The challenges are daunting, and the hybrid forms of governance emerging there defy conventional statebuilding. Ken Menkhaus assesses the current conflict and governance trends, the role of corruption, and the changing security environment facing the next Somali administration.
Ken Menkhaus has taught political science as Davidson since 1991. His courses focus on international and comparative politics, as well as the non-profit sector. His regional specialization is on the politics of the Horn of Africa. He is a Senior Research Advisor and Fellow, ENOUGH project; Fellow, Rift Valley Institute Horn of Africa and Director of Studies for its Annual Course in Kenya; Lecturer, and an Editorial board member, Peacebuilding and Journal of Modern African Studies.
Refreshments will be served.