"Thank you Christina for your posting. I wrote extensively about the behavior of international NGOs, Western diplomats and academics.If you google my name you will find some of my texts. The book is coming out son. I can summarize my conclusions in…"
"Very very good. When my American students ask me to go to Africa to help, i answer them that there is a lot of poverty in the US. If you really want to help, do it here. How can you help people oceans away while you are unable to help your fellow…"
"Wow! This is quite impressive indeed. I am well vested with the Ford Family Program of Notre Dame. They did sponsor my visit to Notre Dame to attend the 3rd Human Development Conference that was held last winter. It indeed was an exciting experience…"
"Thanks David. I am also happy to hear from you. I am currently a the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Here there is a project called Ford Family which is involved in Uganda with the Ugandan Martyrs University. What a coincidence! The Ford Uganda…"
What a privilege to make acquaintance of you through this professional social network. I'm David N. Tshimba, current a graduate student of Sustainable Peace and Conflict Management in the East African School of Diplomacy,…"
"This is a good posting Jo. I have been working on eastern DRC for the last ten years or so. My work is concentrated on the "Grand Nord" in the Lubero-Beni territory. his is a quite different situation compared to the rest of the Congo.…"
"About Libya, we have to go back to what really happened. Al-Jazeera reported about air crafts ready to kill protesters. This was simply not true. The rethoric was hot, but the action on the ground was not.
What happened with Libya was that the UN…"
"Thank you Vanessa for this posting. I am sorry for the tone of my message. It might sound rude, but this is a kind of frustration I cary in my scholarly life as a Congolese. Yes, indeed you can post these thinking. I am not talking about the west in…"
"I have been working on eastern DRC for the last 10 years and I have observed that most of Western writers on the DRC are political scientists and do not have a field experience which goes beyond few trips in the region. During my two years field…"
"Israel exists and will always exist. No threat in the world against Israel will materialize. Israel has unshakable supporters including the US, and most of EU countries. Threat of making Israel disappear is much more rhetorical than anything else.…"
"Thank you Mazembo for your message and your questions. I will answer them by order as you have put them.
1. The feasibility of an ad hoc tribunal.
There are international tribunals to deal with conflicts about borders. The motivation with a tribunal…"
"Thank you Firouzeh for your message. I have written an article in Anthropological Theory Vol 10 (3), pp. 265-301. The title is Heart of Darkness: Images of DRC and their Theoretical Underpinning. I talked about the concept of 'sovereignty'…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Born in remote village of the DRC, I got a BA in philosophy from the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Paris, an MA in economic development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban south Africa, an MA in philosophy at the Katholikiet Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at Columbia University in the city of New York. After three years of postdoc at Emory university, Atlanta, I am now a senior lecturer in the department of anthropology and development studies at the university of Johannesburg, South Africa
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Johannesburg, South Africa
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Internally Displaced, Natural Resources, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Evaluation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
dynamics of war, ethnicity, transnational trade networks, global economic and political governance, postcolonial State
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Alternative ethnique a l'Etat postcolonial? Cas de Nande de Butembo et de Luba de Mbuji Mayi, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 42 (1), 2008
"Heart of Darkness: Curent inages of Africa and their Theoretical underpinnings," forthcoming 2010, Anthropological Theory
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Hi Patience, you left a really helpful comment on a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago on the DRC. I am now editor of an online journal called openSecurity, which is currently undertaking work researching policing in South Africa. I wondered if you could recommend people working on this subject, whether social scientists or anthropologists - we are looking for multi-disciplinary perspectives. I would be really greatful if you could email my associate editor Hannah Schling (email@example.com) with any thoughts you have on this. Best wishes, Jo
Wow! This is quite impressive indeed. I am well vested with the Ford Family Program of Notre Dame. They did sponsor my visit to Notre Dame to attend the 3rd Human Development Conference that was held last winter. It indeed was an exciting experience having my paper presented at that international conference. Actually, Lacey had sometime back talked to me about you. What a coincidence! Are you in the fellowship with the Kroc Institute? If so, send my greetings to St Ville, Jill and Cathy-- staff members at Kroc. I will also very much appreciate to acquire your recent book on Heart of Darkness about the Congo. Finally, do not hesitate to send to me any interesting reading material (book, magazine, etc.) about our history and politics (especially Tomas Turner's Congo Wars) through Ford Family Office Uganda.
What a privilege to make acquaintance of you through this professional social network. I'm David N. Tshimba, current a graduate student of Sustainable Peace and Conflict Management in the East African School of Diplomacy, Governance and International Studies at Uganda Martyrs University. I sincerely admire your scholarly command and gladly would love to stay in touch with you. I can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org as well as email@example.com
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