The Freedom Project: Shingirai Taodzera

The Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:30pm
Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

The Freedom Project is pleased to welcome Shingirai Taodzera for a discussion of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. Taodzera will provide an overview of the country's political, economic and human rights conditions under the current government government led by Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980.
Shingirai Taodzera is a political scientist, international development specialist, and PhD candidate in international development at the University of Ottawa. His research explores the political economy of the new oil industry in East Africa. Shingirai holds B.A. and M.A degrees in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a first class M.A in political science from Dalhousie University. His research interests broadly include sub-Saharan Africa’s post-colonial state-building, international political economy, and the management of extractive natural resources. He also conducts freelance research, analysis, and country monitoring work for a U.K.-based consulting company.

This event is sponsored by the Freedom Project at Wellesley College. The Freedom Project is dedicated to the exploration of the idea of freedom in all of its manifestations, but especially in the tradition of Wellesley classical liberalism. This tradition emphasizes the sanctity of individual rights, freedom of contract and economic rights, constitutional democracy, and the rule of the law. The Freedom Project also promotes interdisciplinary understandings of the idea of freedom, and values expansive intellectual pluralism and debate, especially on contentious issues.