Gerald CaplanGerald Lewis "Gerry" Caplan (born 8 March 1938) is a Canadian academic, public policy analyst, commentator and political activist. He has had a varied career in academia, as a political organizer for the New Democratic Party, in advocacy around education, broadcasting and African affairs and as a commentator in various Canadian media.
Caplan has a Masters in Canadian history from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His Masters thesis was ''Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in Ontario, 1932-1945: a study of socialist and anti-socialist politics'' and was later revised and published in book form in 1973 as ''The Dilemma of Canadian Socialism : The CCF in Ontario''. His doctoral thesis was also published as ''The Elites of Barotseland: A History of Zambia's Western Province''.
In 2000, he wrote a report on the subject, ''Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide'' for the Organization of African Unity's International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.
From 1967 to 1977, Caplan was an associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Subsequently, he was director of CUSO's volunteer program in Nigeria. Provided by Wikipedia
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