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Professor of Political Science
Office: Wood 203- H
Dr. Henry Kiragu Wambuii is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Missouri. Dr. Wambuii received his B.A. from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, his Masters degree in International Development Administration (MDA) and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Western Michigan University.
His areas of expertise are International Development, State and Civil Society in Developing Countries and Comparative Global Education Policy. Recent research has focused on public policy formulation in the developing countries, with a special focus on the issues surrounding the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the impact on democratization in sub-Saharan Africa.
He has conducted extensive research on politics in the developing world. Most recently, his published research has been on issues surrounding responses to HIV/AIDS and the pandemic's impact on political participation and governance. Other research interest is on poverty alleviation strategies in the developing world. His publications include a book titled: The Politics of HIV/AIDS and Implications for Democracy in Kenya (2006), a book chapter entitled For the Sake of Children: Community Based projects in Kenya in The Children of Africa Confront AIDS (2003) and several journal articles published among others in the African Studies Review, Journal of Third World Studies and in the International Journal of Ecology and Development. Dr. Wambuii has also authored several articles published in the International Encyclopedia of Political Science (2010).
Dr. Wambuii teaches several classes at UCM for both the Politcal Science and the Internationl Studies programs. Recent classes taught are: Principles of International Development, Global Education Policy, Senior Seminar in International Studies, Modern sub-Saharan Africa Politics, Government and Politics in Latin America, Comparative Government and Politics and a class on Introduction to Politics.
For more information on Dr. Henry Wambuii, check out his complete Curriculum Vitae.
IS 4950: Senior Seminar in International Studies
POLS 4590: Global Education Policy
POLS 4520: Principles of International Development
POLS 3523: Modern sub-Saharan Africa Politics
POLS 3521: Government and Politics in Latin America
POLS 2520: Comparative Government and Politics
POLS 1500: Introduction to Politics