Natalia Bowdoin

Natalia Bowdoin has served as Country Specialist on the Central African Republic (CAR) for Amnesty International USA since 2004. Prior to this, she served in the United States Peace Corps in the CAR for three and a half years. Bowdoin is also an Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Her research focuses on the information needs and practices of human rights and civil society groups in Central Africa, the information needs and information-seeking behavior of refugees from the CAR, and issues around access to information as a human right.

Central African Republic: Who Will Heal the Wounds? (Part 2/2)

Jun 23, 2014

Who will heal the wounds of vengeance and retribution in the Central African Republic? [Read part one here.] Moving on from part one, another ingredient in the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis has been the porous borders between the country and some of its unstable neighbors, and the impact that has had...

Central African Republic: Who Will Heal the Wounds? (Part 1/2)

Jun 22, 2014

Who will heal the wounds of vengeance and retribution in the Central African Republic? On April 10, after months of discussion, negotiation and compromise, the United Nations Security Council authorized a 12,000-member peacekeeping operation for the Central African Republic (CAR). This is a country that had languished for decades in the shadows, until a...