The logic of the coup-civil war trap

"One of the primary things I hope the audience takes away from my talk is a better understanding of the logic of civil war in Africa," said Philip Roessler, Professor of Government and the Director of the Center for African Development at William and Mary, in an interview with the Gazette.

Prof. Roessler is scheduled to have a "Book Talk" moderated by Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs at the college and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies, Feb. 9, in Tucker Hall at 5.00 p. m. The talk is free and open to the public.

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