Beck's current research focuses on environmental politics and civic engagement particularly in Africa. Overarching themes in Beck's writings include sustainable tourism and environmental activism. Beck has served on the board of the Maine Conservation Education Fund and is currently a member of the board for Lalafofofo, a non-profit working on girls and women's empowerment in Tanzania. She is also a member of her local Rotary chapter.
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Summarizes the democratic backsliding that occurred under former President Abdoulaye Wade (2000-2012). The report covers issues related to accountability, public voice, civil liberties, rule of law, anti-corruption and transparency.