Laura Seay

Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research is centered around the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. I am currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC in response to the Congolese state’s weakness in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri. She is also engaged in a project on the effects of U.S. legislation designed to mitigate conflict in central Africa and in 2014, I led an impact evaluation of a large community-based reconstruction (CBD) governance intervention in four Congolese provinces.
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Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research is centered around the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. I am currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC in response to the Congolese state’s weakness in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri. She is also engaged in a project on the effects of U.S. legislation designed to mitigate conflict in central Africa and in 2014, I led an impact evaluation of a large community-based reconstruction (CBD) governance intervention in four Congolese provinces.

Laura Seay

Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research is centered around the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. I am currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC in response to the Congolese state’s weakness in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri. She is also engaged in a project on the effects of U.S. legislation designed to mitigate conflict in central Africa and in 2014, I led an impact evaluation of a large community-based reconstruction (CBD) governance intervention in four Congolese provinces.
website | + posts

Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research is centered around the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. I am currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC in response to the Congolese state’s weakness in North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri. She is also engaged in a project on the effects of U.S. legislation designed to mitigate conflict in central Africa and in 2014, I led an impact evaluation of a large community-based reconstruction (CBD) governance intervention in four Congolese provinces.

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Laura Seay

Why Do Peacebuilding Interventions Often Fail?

Why do international peacebuilding efforts often fail in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic? Séverine Autesserre's work in the DRC suggests that a variety of factors explain these disappointments,...

Sunday Linkage: Rwanda at 20 Years

Today, April 6, 2014, marks twenty years since the day someone shot down a plane on approach to the Kigali, Rwanda airport, killing everyone on board. That plane was carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, who had just returned from Arusha, Tanzania-based...