Gregg Zachary (a friend of the IPE Program) has started a blog at http://africaworksgpz.com/to chronicle his research and activities in Africa. Gregg's viewpoints are often irreverant, unorthodox and revealing.
Background: G. Pascal Zachary, the creator of AFRICA WORKS, is a writer, researcher and lecturer. He spent 13 years as a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal (1989 to 2001) and writes regularly for newspapers, magazines and journals, including Salon, Foreign Policy, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wilson Quarterly, Fortune and Alternet. Zachary concentrates on development issues and Sub-Saharan Africa, especially those involving migration, agriculture, technological change, governance and political economy. He is the author of three books, most recently, “The Diversity Advantage: Multicultural Identity in the New World Economy.” He teaches journalism at Stanford University and has lectured on various campuses, including MIT, Caltech, Puget Sound, UC Berkeley, Connecticut and Tufts. He is a fellow at the Insitute for Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and a senior associate at the Nautilus Institute in San Francisco. Currently, he is writing a book on the political economy of sub-Saharan Africa.