Michael Keating | The New School for Public Engagement
  • Faculty

    Michael Keating

    Michael Keating is the Director of Operations at Center for Peace, Democracy and Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is an expert in the area of media and economic development with over twenty years experience as a management consultant and corporate executive. Michael was formerly a Partner with the Boston Consulting Group and was also a Vice-President with the German media firm Bertelsmann. In 2006, Michael's focus shifted to Africa, primarily on developments in Liberia. His research and consulting interests are on the question of how to create sustainable media businesses in developing and post-conflict societies and how the media segment can best serve positive social outcomes in conflict prone societies. He has conducted country risk studies in Nigeria, Guinea and Zambia as part of his consulting activities and has also conducted specific sector studies in cocoa production, mining and telecom. Research Interests: - Media and communications in development - Communities and conflict - Role of China in Africa - Tertiary education in Africa - Democracy building in fragile states

    Courses Taught

    Democracy in Dangerous PlacesMedia Conflict and Post-Conflict