Ep47. A conversation with George Bob-Milliar and Lauren MacLean about student protests at KNUST in Ghana

Selfie, from L to R: Kim Yi Dionne (co-host), Lauren MacLean (guest), George Bob-Milliar (guest), and Rachel Beatty Riedl (co-host), taken at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, taken November 30, 2018. (Ufahamu Africa/Kim Yi Dionne)

Don’t miss our first episode featuring an interview conducted at the African Studies Association annual meeting last week. We chat with George Bob-Milliar and Lauren MacLean about recent student protests at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where George is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Political Studies. Lauren was on campus during the protests visiting Ghana for research; she is the Arthur F. Bentley Chair and Professor of political science at Indiana University at Bloomington. 

In addition to telling the story of how the KNUST protests unfolded and the grievances students had that led to the protests, George and Lauren talk more broadly about what the protests (and state response) mean for academic freedom, democracy in Ghana, and more. Their segment begins at 6:51.


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