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Clarkson University's S.N. Nyeck to Deliver Lectures in U.S. Virgin Islands on Government Outsourcing in Africa

S.N. Nyeck, assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University, will deliver two lectures in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, this week, on government outsourcing in Africa.

S.N. NyeckThe lectures, titled “Government Outsourcing in Africa: An Exploration of the Politics-Law-Business Nexus,” are based on Nyeck’s recently completed book manuscript on public procurement reform in Africa with collaborators from Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

She will speak on August 6 in Christiansted and on August 7 in Frederiksted. The event is partly sponsored by the local business community and scholars in St. Croix.

Nyeck's research interests include entrepreneurship in the public sector, public-private partnerships, government contracting, comparative institutional and historical analysis, government spending, and public sector reform. She also examines sexuality and politics, contentious politics, law and culture, and politics and literature.

She received her bachelor of arts degree with high honors from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.

Before coming to Clarkson, Nyeck was a teaching assistant at UCLA from 2008-2012. Additionally, she was project coordinator for International Resource Network in Africa, and editor and founder of Outliers Journal.

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