what accountability means none of it fits in with the things you learn in a standard freshman international relations class," she said. "You learn it in mine."
fluid situation made the project impossible, but her curiosity was piqued.
"It's really important to have your facts right and to have the methodological tools and skills," Seay said, "that whatever career you go out into a lawyer, an aid worker you're going to bring to the table the skills of making smart, evidence based arguments rather than heartwarming anecdotes. foreign policy in Africa and, in turn, what effect those policies have on the ground."
"I'm interested in how that process happens, and who has influence Nike Shoes Blue Color and why, and whether those policies that those groups push for in this case pushing to capture or kill a warlord whether that works, what it does to people on the ground, are there unintended consequences."
The process, Seay has observed, is for an advocacy group to put its name on an issue and to brand the issue, often with a slogan that can fit on a bumper sticker. The group spreads the word about its position on the issue and pressures Congress and the White House. The Kony 2012 movement, including the widely seen film, is case in point, she said.
This summer Seay is to do research in four provinces in the DRC, including sites three days' walk from the nearest road. The question: has a multimillion dollar program to change the form of governance there succeeded?
DRC, Rwanda, and Nigeria, and doing extensive on the ground research in central Africa, where conflict is all too common. How do people respond, she asks, when government can't or won't provide basic services and security?
As the only first year student on the Baylor University Model United Nations Team some 15 years ago, Laura Seay got the last pick of the available topics, and that meant one thing Africa.
Her research takes her to some of the continent's most fragile states, where courage sometimes stands in stark contrast with violence and tragedy. The horrendous violence can be dispiriting, but Seay continues to be fascinated by places where Western rules don't apply. "What a state is, who interacts with whom, who's making the decisions, Nike Shoes For Girls High Tops Pink
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"It's actually inspiring," Seay said of her work. "You're talking about people who are finding ways to use very limited resources, very limited human capital, and yet continue to keep a school system open, continue to keep a hospital running. And continue to provide to do the things that government does when the state is largely absent."
This fall a team of students, including graduate students from University of California, Berkeley, and a Colby team that will include Leah Breen '15 and a to be selected incoming Presidential Scholar, will analyze the data collected by the DRC researchers, including some 30 Congolese who will work with Seay to gather information.
Charged with tracking refugee movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Seay found herself considering a country where civil war had broken out and tens of thousands of people were fleeing every day. The Nike Shoes Images
The movement to stop the Lord's Resistance Army, led by fugitive warlord Joseph Kony in central Africa, was suddenly popularized by the film, and support grew for Western governments to aid in his capture. Noting that Kony's force has shrunk to a few hundred and his threat has diminished, Seay says the Kony 2012 campaign raises questions. "How many billion dollars do you spend hunting one guy?" she asked. "Is that an effective use of resources?"
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Seay said she is aware that her questions may be unsettling to some, including government officials and politicians who have committed to a course of action. "I've already made some people uncomfortable," she said. "I testified about this a couple of years ago, and I got screamed at by some members of Congress."
Seay (pronounced "See"), assistant professor of government, has been seeking to answer them ever since, considering the way people organize to survive in the Nike Green Shoes
"It just got me," she said. "This is a place where there are a lot of questions that haven't been answered."
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