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Dunn featured in Messenger article on the war

Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn was featured in the Wednesday, March 19 edition of the Canandaigua Daily Messenger, in a story about the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Dun recalled how in 2003, he shouted his protest of the new war into a microphone during a rally in front of the Scandling Center at the Geneva campus. He had helped organize the rally, attended by about 100 staffers and students, out of frustration “at seeing at that time the Bush administration ignoring global protest,” as well as “seeing the nation go down the wrong path.”

Reached by phone this week, he said, “Unfortunately, all my concerns have come true.”

A member of the faculty since 2001, Dunn holds a B.A. from Davidson College, an M.A. from Dalhousie University and his Ph.D. from Boston University. A specialist in the politics and development in Africa, theories of international relations and United States foreign policy, his research in African politics concerns the Great Lakes region of Africa (comprised of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania) and the security and development of this area.

Dunn's published works include “Imagining the Congo: The International Relations of Identity,” and “Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory” (co-edited with Timothy Shaw). He has been published in several journals and currently serves as chair for the global development section of the International Studies Association and as a visiting professor at Mbarara University in Uganda.

The Messenger article also includes quotes from Rep. James Walsh, R-25 of Onondaga County, who spoke on campus in February 2000 as part of the President's Forum Series. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, he has announced that he will not seek re-election in November.

Read Reflecting on five years of war in Iraq.