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South Africa policital expert to speak at WMU

February 9, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- An adviser for elections in Sierra Leone, Jordan and Croatia will discuss how democracy is being implemented in the developing world when he visits Western Michigan University this month.

Dr. Andrew Reynolds, assistant professor of government and international studies and fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute of Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will address "Patterns of Institutional Design and Democratization in the Developing World" at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room 3301 of Friedmann Hall.

Reynolds, whose research focuses on African politics, is the author of the book "Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa." He has served as an adviser to political parties and members of the South Africa Constitutional Assembly and as an electoral adviser in Jordan, Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Croatia. He is also a Peace Scholar Fellow of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, which is administered by the United States Institute of Peace.

Reynolds' visit is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and its Institute of Government and Politics. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. James M. Butterfield, associate professor of political science, at (616) 387-5696.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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