- Student Year
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- Courses Offered By
- College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, Mendoza College of Business
This Nairobi-based 3.5 week program, will help you develop a better understanding of politics in East Africa, especially in Kenya, since the late 1950s. Led by Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., the course entitled “Political Change in East Africa: Kenya in Comparative Perspective” will not only provide you with a comprehensive overview of contemporary domestic politics in Kenya, but also its political, economic, and cultural links to East Africa and the global arena. Through guest lecturers with expertise on course topics and frequent field visits to sites of significance, such as the Kenyan Parliament, The Kenya High Court, the Kenya National Museum, Kenya Human Rights Commission, and the United States Embassy in Nairobi you will be exposed to one of the most innovative and dynamic economies in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of an evolving political scene. In addition to the activities in Nairobi, the program includes a cultural visit to Naivasha and will conclude with a safari in the Masai Mara National Park.