African Studies Workshop Featuring Louisa Lombard


Monday, March 7, 2022, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Virtual Event


Presenting: Rules of Cosmopolitan Engagement: Rwandan Peacekeepers and African Conflicts

Louisa Lombard Profile Photo

Louisa Lombard is an associate professor of anthropology at Yale University. She is writing a book about the moral dilemmas of contemporary “aggressive” peacekeeping in Africa, which is based on ethnographic research with Rwandan soldiers working for the United Nations. She is the author of State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic (Zed/Chicago, 2016) and Hunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic (Cambridge, 2020).

Discussant: Timothy P. Longman (Boston University)


A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs. 

Register for the Spring 2022 workshops here.

View workshop recordings here:

ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies