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A Roundtable on Zimbabwe: A crocodile and the question of political change

December 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Location:History Lounge Room 433 Paterson Hall

This roundtable will reflect on the dramatic events in Zimbabwe in November 2017 which saw a military (“non-coup”) coup which removed the long-serving Robert Mugabe as president and replaced him with Emmerson Mnangagwa (nicknamed “the Crocodile”). Topics to be discussed will include the role of the military in Zimbabwean politics and society, the prospects for economic reform and political liberalization, the fallout in the region, the impact on international relations and foreign trade, the question of change in politics on land and agriculture, and the role of civil society, opposition parties, and the diaspora.

Speakers include:

Linda Freeman, professor, Carleton

Andriata Chironda, PhD candidate, Carleton

Thembi-Cecilia Silundika, Zimbabwean-Canadian

Blair Rutherford, professor, Carleton

See poster