Rosalind Raddatz on why Sierra Leone’s resource wealth has yet to change its people’s fortunes.
Trudeau Scholar and a PhD candidate at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Rosalind Raddatz is a Trudeau Scholar and a PhD candidate at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. Her dissertation examines the relative influence of power and resource sharing, third party intervention (as peacekeepers, mediators, and parties to the conflict), civil society, and mediation in Sierra Leone and Liberia’s negotiated peace agreements and subsequent democratization. Rosalind’s other research interests include mass violence/genocide, peacebuilding, institutional and national accountability, moral obligations to distant others, democratization, transitional justice and post-conflict gender issues, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. She completed a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy and a M.A. in Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to her doctoral research, Rosalind worked as a documentary filmmaker, teacher and photographer. She is an accomplished cook and is active in several non-profit endeavours, primarily around girls’ education in the developing world. Rosalind presently lives, works and rides horses in Nairobi, Kenya.
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