Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Cape Verde - COI

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Dr Benjamin N. Lawrance

Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Professor of International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: BNLatRIT [dot] EDU 
Webpage:  http://www.rit.edu/cla/endowed_chairs.php

Benjamin N. Lawrance is the Conable Chair in International Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has conducted field research in West Africa since 1997 and published extensively about political and social conditions. He has served as an expert witness in the asylum cases for  over 130 West Africans in the US, Europe and Canada which have involved human trafficking, citizenship, statelessness, female genital cutting, gender issues, gender identity, ethnic and religious violence, and witchcraft accusations.

Dr Richard E. Lobban 

Email: RLobbanatric [dot] edu
Phone: 401-467-2857

Richard A. Lobban is an anthropologist (and early pioneer in social network modeling), archaeologist, Egyptologist, Sudanist, foreign policy expert, and human rights activist. He is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island; also a lecturer at the Archaeological Institute of America and the Naval War College. He is an expert in Ancient Sudan and Ancient Egypt, with a particular focus on Nubia. Lobban has authored numerous books and publications, including the Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia, Historical Dictionary of Sudan, Social Networks in Urban Sudan, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde: Crioulo Colony to Independent Nation, Historical Dictionary of Cape Verde, and Middle Eastern Women and the Invisible Economy.