Kevin C. Dunn, assistant professor of political science, had an editorial titled “African Nations, Not U.S., Should Take Lead in Liberia” published in the July 29 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. In the article Dunn said, “the U.S. should not get involved militarily in Liberia and Bush should have made such a position clear from the outset. When the U.S. pursues military solutions in Africa, its actions are characterized by a tragic mix of ignorance and arrogance that inevitably makes a bad situation worse.”
Dunn is also a visiting professor of development studies at Mbarara University, in Uganda. He specializes 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. His latest book, released this year by Palgrave Macmillan, is titled “Imagining the Congo: the International Relations of Identity”.