Date: 7:00pm EST November 4, 2013
“Justice Undone in Guatemala: The Rios Montt Trial,” With Dr. Michael Allison of University of Scranton
Michael E. Allison is an associate professor of political science at the University of Scranton. He also directs the University’s Education for Justice program. He graduated with a BA in Politics and minors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Peace Justice Studies from Fairfield University in Connecticut. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Political Science from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
His teaching and research interests concern the comparative study of civil war and civil war resolution, particularly as it relates to the transition of rebel groups to political parties. He has also published on international trade and international conflict. His published work has appeared in Latin American Politics and Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, Conflict Management and Peace Science, The Latin Americanist, and a number of edited volumes.
He was a student Fulbright Scholar to El Salvador in 1997 and recently returned from a Faculty Fulbright to Guatemala where he researched the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit and its transition to political party as well as United States – Central American relations in the post-Cold War period.
He maintains a blog on Central American politics whose content is sometimes reproduced by the Christian Science Monitor. He also contributes regularly to the opinion section of Al Jazeera English.