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Associate Professor, International Development Studies; Associate Dean, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg

Jonathan M. Sears approaches International Development Studies and Comparative Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa from a multi-disciplinary background in political studies, political theory, and anthropology..

As an External Researcher, Centre FrancoPaix for Conflict Resolution and Peace Missions; Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, University of Quebec at Montreal he contributes to the Stabilising Mali Project.

Recent Publications:

2019 Strengthening the Impact of Mali's Office of the Auditor General. .A Stabilizing Mali Project Policy brief. Centre FrancoPaix Montréal,
en français: Renforcer l'impact du Bureau du vérificateur général du Mali, février .

2018 What do we pray for when we pray for peace? KAIROS Canada Spirited Reflection, June 24

2017. 'Unmet Hopes to Govern Mali's persistent Crisis.' Centre FrancoPaix A Stabilizing Mali Project Report. August.;
en français:

2016: (co-Authored with Bruno Charbonneau). "Defending Neoliberal Mali: French Military Intervention and the Management of Contested Political Narratives." In The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace. Eds, Florian Kuhn and Mandy Turner. New York: Routledge.


  • 2007–present
    Associate professor, International Development Studies