Peace Studies Program
From the faculty nominator, Seble Dawit: This paper, "Peace and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo", is the final paper for PCE 110, Introduction to Peace Studies. Teams of students were asked to conduct all planning, research and writing together. They were also asked to make the voice in the paper seamless, that is, to truly write together and not merely join four different parts at the end. Members of this group had little if any previous knowledge of the conflict in the sub-region of the Congo which includes 6 or more other countries. They were to identify the nature of the conflict, the countries involved in it through a geo-political lens, the ethnic groups involved in the conflict, the level of arms exports and imports as a percentage of GDP, and the major players in the arms trade to the region. Finally, they were asked to propose a solution to the conflict. Meghan, Nancy,Sarah and Shani have done an exemplary job and have produced a well researched, informative and balanced anyalysis of what is sometimes called the first African world war.
Shani Bob, Meghan Doherty, Sarah Littman, Nancy Welch, "Peace and Conflict in The Democratic Republic of the Congo"
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