Prime Minister Trudeau pledged in March to send over 200 Canadian peacekeepers to Mali. Join us for our monthly educational meeting May 16th as we learn about the UN peacekeeping mission from Chris Roberts, PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and Political Science instructor at the University of Calgary.


Chris’ academic interests and areas of research include African politics and development, Canadian foreign and defense¬†policy and foreign intervention in Africa.¬†He is the president of African Access Consulting and the past director and vice-president of the Canadian Council on Africa. Chris has made work or research trips to Algeria, Burundi, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.