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Scott Straus

Expert on African politics, genocide, human rights and civil war

Professor, political science, international studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2036 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Genocide
  • Human rights
  • African politics
  • Rwanda
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)


  • Author, "The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda," Cornell University Press, 2006
  • Author, "Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures," Lynne Rienner, 2003
  • Association of American Publishers Book Award, 2006
  • William Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2009