More than forty specialists on Eastern and Central African history, politics, economics and culture taught on the RVI’s annual field courses this year. Journalists and activists joined academics, humanitarians, and policy-makers for three intensive one-week events covering the Horn of Africa, the Sudans, and the Great Lakes. The courses took place in Kenya and Burundi between May and July.
The Director of Studies for the Horn of Africa Course was Ken Menkhaus. Joining him among the fourteen other teachers were Dereje Feyissa, an anthropologist who works on the Ethiopia-Sudan borderlands, RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director Mark Bradbury, the distinguished historian of Ethiopia Christopher Clapham, Terrence Lyons of... MORE >