December 12, 2017 ALL

Today: Happy Dog Takes on the World: Terorrism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership in Africa

Much of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious and violent election process that left dozens dead – and included the Supreme Court invalidating the initial election results – Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected President of Kenya. In Zimbabwe, ex-President Robert Mugabe, who recently was removed as a World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador for his human rights abuses, has resigned from his 37-year rule.

This is all occurring as ISIS and Al-Qaeda move out of Syria and Iraq and into Africa. A massive bomb explosion in the capital of Somalia – along with terrorist attacks in Egypt and Niger, which included the deaths of four American soldiers – led the U.S. military to conduct its first airstrikes against ISIS in an African country.

Join us, the City Club, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a free discussion with Tamba Nlandu, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Philosophy at John Carroll University, and Jen Ziemke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at John Carroll University, on the geopolitical issues facing Africa and their impact on the United States. The panel will be moderated by Kent State University Professor of Political Science Mark K. Cassell.

The event begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 12 at the West side Happy Dog. John Carroll University students majoring or minoring in Political Science or Philosophy will receive free hot dogs!

Presented by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.