Presentation by Dr. Gilbert Maoundonodji from Chad

The African Activist Association and the Graduate Student lecture series present a talk by Dr. Gilbert Maoundonodji, discussing his work in Chad.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
11th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Gilbert Maoundonodji is president of the Association for the Promotion of Fundamental Liberties in Chad (APLFT), a human rights organization based in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena. As APLFT president, he has established the Independent National Observatory for Election Processes and Democracy (ONIPED) and has overseen the selection and deployment of hundreds of election observers during Chad’s national elections in 2001. An active member of Chad’s civil society, Dr. Maoundonodji has served as vice president of the executive board of Radio FM Liberty and as editor of the magazine Tchad et Culture. He is an expert on oil extraction in Chad and currently sits on the international board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. He recently completed his doctoral dissertation in political science entitled, “Geopolitical and Geostrategic Stakes of Oil Exploitation in Chad” and holds a PhD from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). During his fellowship, Dr. Maoundonodji is studying the relationship between oil exploitation and democracy in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on the case of Chad.

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Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($9) parking available in lot 3.

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Sponsor(s): , African Activist Association, Graduate Student Lecture Series.