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Notre Dame anthropologist tracks trade in conflict zones

Author: Aaron Smith

Rahul Oka

Even the most carefully planned humanitarian and development efforts are often stymied by the chaotic realities on the ground in war-torn zones such as Sudan and Northern Kenya.

University of Notre Dame economic anthropologist Rahul Oka aims to improve the success rate of these critical relief missions by studying how local trade networks are able to operate in the same areas with remarkable resilience and efficiency

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