Conflict and Shattered Development: What Role for Civil Society in the Reconstruction of Syria


ENR2 S230
1064 E. Lowell St. Room S225
Tucson , AZ


Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

The School of Geography and Development invites you to a research presentaiton by Dr. John Uniack Davis 

John Uniack Davis has been an employee of CARE since 2002. John is currently CARE's Country Director for Turkey, working on the Syria humanitarian response. He previously served for five-plus years as CARE's Country Director for Madagascar. Before that, he was a CARE deputy regional director for southern and West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana, and served as a CARE focal point on democracy and governance. From 2002 to 2006, he was CARE’s assistant country director for Mali. He also previously served as the development assistance coordinator for the U.S. Government in Niger and received a State Department Superior Honor Award for his work in that position. 

John has done consulting for a variety of international organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), and several non-governmental organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University as well as an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has written a number of scholarly and popular articles on subjects as diverse as democratization, aid policy, HIV/AIDS prevention, and the economics of farm worker safety. His international career began when he served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso in the mid-1980s.


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