Trevor Lwere is a sophomore from Kampala, Uganda, the beautiful pearl of Africa. Lwere is working with Professor Jaimie Bleck in the political science department as his faculty adviser. Together, they will be co-authoring an introduction article to a special issue of a journal entitled The Future of Youth in the Sahel. In addition, Lwere will assist Professor Bleck with organization of the Youth in the Sahel conference to be held at the University of Notre Dame in November 2019.
During Spring 2019, Lwere received a grant from the Glynn Family Honors program to conduct research in South Africa where he studied the evolving relationship between youth and political parties in with a focus on the strategies employed by the leading parties to mobilize and organize young people in the run-up to South Africa’s 2019 general election. He also received funding from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to improve his French proficiency at the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France through the Study Language Abroad program in the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.
Lwere is a Hesburgh-Yusko scholar and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program.