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A hybrid roundatble discussion featuring perspectives from African scholars on the continent's most pressing conflicts and possibilities for collaborative prevention and peacemaking.


Topics will include: 

  • The roles of the African Union and African subregional organization in peacekeeping, peacemaking, and prevention;
  • The roles of extra-continental state and non-state actors;
  • The link between governance, democracy, and conflict
  • Economic and environmental issues.
  • New forms of warfare including digital technologies.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Onor Kester Chukwuma, Senior Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria;
  • Mr. Philip Oke-Thomas, Africa Policy Associate, Search for Common Ground, Washington DC, USA;
  • Dr. Margaret Monyani, Senior Migration Researcher, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa;
  • Prof Gilbert Khadiagala, Director, African Centre for the Study of the United States, Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Dr. Ibrahima Kane, Head of the Africa Union Advocacy Program, Open Society Africa Regional Office, Dakar Senegal;
  • Dr. Patrick Maluki, Chairman, Department of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

This event is the 7th of the Africa's Future series, hosted by the Elliott School's Institute for African Studies (IAfS), and co-organized by IAfS, the African Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of the Witwatersrand;  Univeristy of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership and Policy; Howard University's Center for African Studies; and the Public Diplomacy Council of America.

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