Elizabeth Schmidt presents "Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the War on Terror" in conversation with Imani Countess
outsiders, the word “Africa” often conjures up images of a
continent in crisis, riddled with war and corruption, imploding from
disease and starvation. Africans are regularly blamed for their
plight. My book challenges such popular myths. Many
of the predicaments that plague the continent today are not
solely the result of African decisions, but also the consequence
of foreign intrusion into
Focusing on foreign political and military intervention in
Elizabeth Schmidt is a Professor Emeritus of history at Loyola University Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in African history, masters degrees in African history and in comparative world history, and Certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Imani Countess has worked with US-based Africa advocacy, development and social justice organizations for 30 years.