Having trouble reading this newsletter? Visit http://www.socsci.uci.edu/files/socsci/announcements/ciha/newblog_Sept2012.html to see it in your browser.
UCI School of Social Sciences

Dear CIHA blog readers,

Please check out the second and third posts in our three part-series on the moral economy of resource extraction, with its attendant violent commodification of people's lives. In post #2, CIHA Blog editorial assistant Ben Cox interviews Mohamed Tarawalley, former General of the Civil Defense Forces in Sierra Leone and founder of Action for Poverty Mitigation in the Third World (APM3) and West African Youth Agenda Against Corrupt Practices (WAYAACP), about his experiences during the recent conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the state of humanitarian aid, and his collaboration with Danny Hoffman.

In post #3, Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Founding Research Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy's ''Human Rights and Social Movements Program'' at Harvard University, provides an insightful review of Danny Hoffman's book (which CIHA Blog editorial assistant, Ben Cox, discussed with Hoffman in part one of this series) and, in particular, focuses on how Hoffman's work contributes to the way we think about spatial dynamics and what Prasse-Freeman calls ''necroeconomies''.

As always, we look forward to your comments! And don't forget to check out "In the News" and "Opportunities" for current events and job and grant opportunities.


With your help, we are striving to create a growing forum to address the many contours and perspectives within ongoing debates about humanitarianism in Africa. Please help us grow (we now have a readership of over 1000 people across Africa, North America, Europe, and parts of Asia) by subscribing to the blog and sharing our site with interested friends and colleagues!


Cecelia Lynch
CIHA Blog Editor, http://www.cihablog.com
Professor, Department of Political Science, and
Director, International Studies

University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697 USA
tel: (949)824-1428
fax: (949)824-1544

If you would like to unsubscribe from our mailing list, please send an email to cihablog@uci.edu with your request.