(Posted February 21, 2005)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Buba Misawa, associate professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College, will lecture at Juniata College on "Understanding the Conflict in Sudan: Responses of the African Union and the Islamic World" at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Politics and the Juniata Model UN Club.

Misawa's talk will center on the roots of the conflict in Sudan and how that conflict has been perceived in Africa and by other Islamic nations.

Misawa has worked at Washington and Jefferson College since 1995. His research centers on Nigerian politics and foreign policy, as well as U.S. foreign policy towards Africa. He has published numerous articles on those subjects and is currently editing a book, "Democracy, Development and Security in West Africa."

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria in 1981. He went on to earn a master's degree and a doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Misawa worked as a visiting assistant professor at Pitt from 1992 to 1994. He also has taught at St. Mary's University in Banjul, Gambia and the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.