October 8, 2021
1011 Nichols Road
Monona, WI 53716
Free and Open to the Public
Scholarly Scoop - Peace and the Sahel Region
Friday, October 8, 2021
Dr. Traore will speak about peace in the Sahel region where a war is being waged by jihadist Islamist militants and how the world is mostly unaware of this and what that means. Islamists are those who aim to reorder government and society in accordance with Islamic law, and the jihadists see violence as a method to do so. The Sahel region is a semi-arid region of western and north-central Africa extending from Senegal eastward to Sudan. It forms a transitional zone between the arid Sahara (desert) to the north and the belt of humid savannas to the south. Countries in this region of Africa include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. Prof. Traore will talk about the complexities of this region and how it relates to Western ignorance of the jihadist Islamist insurgency.
Professor Traore is a fully-tenured Professor of Chemistry at UW-Whitewater. He is also working currently on his Masters degree in Peace Studies at UW-Milwaukee.