Africa’s Contemporary Security Challenges

September 12–14, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Syllabus | Program Schedule | Bios

Africa Center Overview

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Plenary 1 Conflict in Africa: Current Trends and Emerging Challenges

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Plenary 2 Civil War: South Sudan and CAR

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Plenary 3 Violent Extremism: Somalia and the Sahel

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  • Dr. Benjamin Nickels (Slides)
  • Ms. Corinne Dufka

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Plenary 4 Riots and Protests: Cameroon and South Africa

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  • Dr. Elke Zuern (Slides)
  • Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh

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Plenary 5 Democratic Transitions and Governance

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  • Dr. Dorina Bekoe
  • Dr. Joseph Siegle (Slides)

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Plenary 6 Development–Security Nexus

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Plenary 7 Gender Dimensions of Insecurity

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Case Study Exercise and de-Brief: DRC

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Assessing the Unrest in Kasai

Assessing the Electoral Dynamics

Assessing the Challenges Facing MONUSCO

Plenary 8 National Responses to Conflict

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  • Dr. Laia Balcells (Slides)
  • Mr. Paul Nantulya

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Plenary 9 Peacekeeping in Africa: Africa’s Peace and Security Architecture and the United Nations

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  • Dr. Paul D. Williams (Slides)

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Plenary 10 Negotiated Settlements in Conflict Resolution

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  • Dr. Charles Call

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Plenary 11 Africa’s External Security Partners

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  • LTC Jean-Baptiste Matton
  • Mr. Judd Devermont

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Community and Alumni Affairs Overview

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