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UFS academic presents paper on peace and reconstruction in the DRC

Prof. Theo Neethling from the Department of Political Science at the University of the Free State (UFS) attended the Second Annual Peace Studies Conference hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme of the conference was: Conflict resolution: Challenges, successes, and failures of supranational and international organisations. Prof. Neethling delivered a paper on Peace and reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): the role of MONUC and future prospects. The paper focused on international peacekeeping challenges that remain in the DRC and the prospects for the intended withdrawal of the United Nations Peace Mission from the DRC in 2011.


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