Engineering Democratic Development in Africa
Instructor(s): Evan Lieberman
Course level: Undergraduate
Offered this Academic Year: Yes
Course term: Fall
Course number: 17.571
Examines the varied relationship between democracy and human development in sub-Saharan Africa. Encourages students to apply engineering thinking to better understand which institutions, practices, and technologies have helped, and which have hindered, the achievement of health, education, infrastructure, and other outcomes. Addresses many of the challenges and dilemmas of democratic practice in poor, diverse, and unequal societies, while inviting students to propose practical interventions.