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Upcoming events at the ALC:

Safe and Inclusive Cities – SAIC - Exchange | 29th – 31st May 2017

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC), will jointly be hosting the Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange to be held at the Raddison Blue Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May 2017.

The Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share research findings from the Safe and Inclusive Cities Initiative [https://www.idrc.ca/en/initiative/safe-and-inclusive-cities] on the links between urban violence, poverty, and inequalities, and discuss what works to make cities safer. SAICx17 is an opportunity for stakeholders working on urban safety and inclusion to exchange knowledge and debate the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization. The Safe and Inclusive Cities Initiative is a jointly-funded program of the UK’s Department for International Development and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

The conference aims to:

Showcase research results from the Safe and inclusive cities initiative [https://www.idrc.ca/en/initiative/safe-and-inclusive-cities]Engage policymakers and practitioners on what works – and what doesn’t - in making spaces safer Connect participants as part of a global network of urban safety experts      

Get all the latest news from the conference by following the conversation on Twitter. Follow @SAICx17 [https://twitter.com/SAICx17]

Participants will be able to join in globally and access the discussions via a live webcast For more information visit the SAIC Exchange Website http://safecitiesconference.com/

 

Mental Health in Africa: Where does the illness lie?

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) in partnership with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (GHSM)

invites you to

 Mental Health in Africa: Where does the illness lie?

on

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

 

Mental Health in Africa is a topic that deserves attention. While corruption and trade partnerships stand at the forefront of today’s global concern, it is the crisis of Mental Health that presents the harsh reality of Africa’s growing population. According to Amnesty International Award Winning Photo-Journalist, Robin Hammond, Africans with mental illnesses are abandoned by their governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected, and abused by entire societies. In conflict regions, “they are resigned to the dark corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, locked away to live behind the bars of filthy prisons.” To foster ongoing conversations about this existing problem, and shed light on the political influence on the issue, we have invited a robust group of panelist to discuss this broad topic of Mental Health in African Countries.

Panel:  

Kayode Ogundamisi, Journalist, Host of Politricks with KO, Political TV Commentator on Nigeria and International Politics

Dr. Peter Hughes, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Colleges of Psychiatrists- Works on Mental Health in Somalia and Sierra Leone

Dr. Julian Eaton, Asst. Professor in Global Mental Health at London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine

Dr. Ranti Lawumi, Psychologist at Talk it Thru, Author of Representing and Relating to 'the other': a Black African woman reflects on research interviews and therapy with Black African women refugees

 

                                        

Spaces are limited so kindly confirm attendance by registering via this link

 

March 30th, 2017 6:30 PM   through   8:30 PM

Room K4U.12
King's College London - Strand Campus
(Entry is through the Strand Campus)
London, LON WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom


Phone: +442078481984  

Email: alc@kcl.ac.uk

 

Register Now


 

 

Peacebuilding in Africa: sustaining inclusive civil society engagement (WP1525)

 

Previous events in our ‘African perspectives on peacebuilding’ series have assessed the development of African approaches to peacebuilding in response to the changing dynamics of conflict and emergence of new conflict actors on the continent. The recent series of conflicts in Africa – notably in Central African Republic, Mali, and South Sudan – has highlighted the challenging nature of the peace and security landscape and the necessity to involve all experts (scholars, policymakers and practitioners) in the process.

Since the end of the Cold War, attention to the roles that local civil society actors can play in peacebuilding and the possibilities of international support to their efforts has increased. Research argues that even if civil society has no direct influence on the political processes, it is perceived as crucial in creating the critical mass necessary for the peaceful resolution of conflicts. The role that African civil society actors have and can take in African peacebuilding needs to be further unpacked and analysed to raise pertinent questions and reshape approaches on the continent and wider engagement with broader global discourses and practices.

Our first event in the series, Peacebuilding in Africa: evolving challenges, responses and new thinking held in 2015, began the process of consolidating African perspectives on peacebuilding, with the findings and conclusions tested by African scholars and practitioners in our 2016 meeting on Peacebuilding in Africa: developing African approaches. This third event in the series will explore the relationship between civil society and African peacebuilding and identify ways forward; it aims to:

  • Interrogate the concept and practices of civil society in the context of African and global peacebuilding;
  • Engage African policymakers, civil society actors, and scholars in collective efforts to identify concrete measures and ways forward to sustainable peacebuilding efforts, including their financing;
  • Raise awareness of the obstacles and evaluate ways forward for inclusive peacebuilding focusing on the role of (empowered) African civil society organisations in mediating state and society relations;
  • Develop further findings of, and allow policy makers, practitioners and civil society actors to respond to, issues raised in our previous two meetings on new African peacebuilding approaches.

SHORTHAND SOCIAL

Peacebuilding in Africa III:

Increasing civil society engagement

 

Date: Sun 19 - Tue 21 March, 2017

Venue: Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

View map

Event no: WP1525

 


 

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) ALC Africa Debates 2017:

 Protests, Migration and Far-right Movements: African and European      Insecurities?

                                                  17th February 2017

                                        Venue: The Council Room, KCL

 

Introductory Remarks:  11:00

Professor Funmi Olonisakin,Founding Director African Leadership and Vice-Dean (International), SSPP

Simulation seminar:  11:30-12:30

Protest as migration and the global political economy: African responses to a global challenge

 

The Simulation Seminar is undertaken by

ALC Peace and Security Fellows

(Current Fellows are from Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa)

 

This seminar is a core part of the ALC Fellowship programme. It is a high-level role-play sessions where Fellows debate and act out the roles of key personalities involved in the management of significant security situations in Africa and its interactions with the World. The sessions provide an opportunity for the Fellows to display their analysis of current affairs from a variety of perspectives as well as their capacity to critically engage critically with the public on the most pertinent issues that are affecting Africa today.

The debates are an excellent tool to help us understand the problems that our continent faces from all perspectives: those that we are comfortable with and even those that we are less comfortable with. The event will also give us a glimpse at the wonderful work being done by the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London and the University of Nairobi on preparing young Africans for their leadership roles today.

 

Lunch will be served

Please RSVP alc@kcl.ac.uk


 

The African Leadership Centre, the Africa Research Group and Transparency International UKcordially invites you to:
 
Destabilising Defence: How Corruption Undermines Security Across Africa
 
Speakers:

Dylan Hendrickson, Senior Fellow Department of War Studies, King's College London

Gladwell Otieno, Vice-Chairperson of the ALC, former director of TI-Kenya

Gavin Raymond, Training and Capacity Building Lead, Transparency International

Chair: Dr Alex Vines, Chatham House, Africa Programme Head

Venue and Time: Monday 25 January 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

Council Room (K. 2.29)King's Building, King's College London Strand CampusLondon WC2R 2LS


 

The African Leadership Centre and the Africa Research Groupcordially invite you to a Public Lecture on:   

Professional Military Education and the Modern Officer - The Nigerian Experience
 
                                              by Major General Idris


Chair: Dr Akali Omeni (The Africa Research Group)

Professional Military Education (PME) in Nigeria is broken. It has failed to prepare officers for contemporary challenges. Empirical evidence and the general belief among stakeholders, especially retired senior military officers of yesteryears, support this contention. A close review of the PME at both junior and senior staff and strategic levels, from the practitioner point of view, reveals numerous gaps that derive largely from rigid adherence to anachronistic “traditions” and thus inability or unwillingness to keep pace with and adapt to the fast and dynamic nature of the current threat environment. If the officer corps is to be prepared to confront current and future challenges therefore, a serious—and perhaps, fundamental—review of how, what, and where PME is delivered has become imperative. A case study of the Nigerian situation clearly suggests that some of the identified failures in combating the Boko Haram insurgency and other violent extremist groups are direct consequences of the inadequacy of PME. Since the challenges of the new and dynamic threat environment are likely to persist or even exacerbate, a major overhaul and far reaching reforms of the PME is necessary if the modern officer is to be prepared for contemporary challenges and successfully deliver on the military mission of today and into the future. 


Venue and time: War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07) - King's Building, 6th floor, King's College London Strand Campus, Strand. WC2R 2LS GB 

                                                8th December 2015 
                                                   18:00 to 19:30

 


 

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to a Public Seminar on:   

The significance and insignificance of the role of the individual in Electoral success: re-examining the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria

                           by Professor. Abubakar Momoh


Chair: Professor Funmi Olonisakin 

Speaker:  Abubakar Momoh, Professor of Political Science and currently Director-General of The Electoral Institute of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

Venue and time: Room STRAND K0.18 KINGS BLDG, Strand, London WC2R 2LS Friday 27th November 2015 18:00- 20:00 

The seminar will be followed by drinks.

                                                   All Welcome! ​

Please confirm your attendance by emailing alc@kcl.ac.uk


 

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to a Panel Discussion on:

                                                   Peacebuilding in Africa 

With introductory remarks from Ambassador Baso Sangqu (TBC) Chief Advisor, Office of the Chairperson; Former Representative of South Africa to the UN, Addis Ababa

Chair: Professor Maria Schoeman Professor and Head of Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria

Speakers:

Dr. Comfort Ero,Africa Programme Director, International Crisis Group

Professor Cheryl HendricksHead of department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg

Dr. Funmi OlonisakinFounding Director, African Leadership Centre; Director, Security Leadership and Society Programme, King’s College, London; Member, UN Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of UN Peacebuilding Architecture

Room: S-1.04 Strand Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Friday 27th  of February 2015
14.00- 16:00​

Directions to the venue: From Reception go down the first set of stairs on your left to the  1st basement, Strand Building.
 

All welcome!
 

Kindly confirm attendance with Nayanka Perdigao, perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk


 

         The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites you to a Lecture on: 

     Peacebuilding, Leadership and Democratic Consolidation in Africa

       by H.E Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Former Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria

Chair: Funmi OlonisakinFounding Director, African Leadership Centre; Director, Security Leadership and Society Programme, King’s College, London; Member, UN Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of UN Peacebuilding Architecture

Room K2.40 King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Thursday 26th  of February 2015
16.00- 18:00​

All welcome! 

Directions to the venue:From reception, go straight ahead down the corridor, then take the staircase to the left just after the vending machine. Go up two flights of stairs. Go through the fire doors in front of you. K2.40 is through the doors on your left.

 


 

                           African Leadership Centre Conferece 2016

 

Leadership: Migration and Geopolitics in Africa, Asia and Latin America       

                           

Join King's College London's African Leadership Centre (ALC) for its first ever student led Conference under the theme 'Leadership: Migration and Geopolitics in Africa, Asia and Latin America'. This unique event will take place on Thursday, February 18th at the Great Hall in King’s College London’s Strand Campus!

 

Examining the leadership issues involved in the interaction of geopolitics and migration from regional perspectives, the conference seeks to shed light on the political-security, socio-economic and cultural dimensions of this interaction. The 2016 ALC Conference will provide an exclusive interactive platform for participants to engage while discussing some of the most challenging development issues we face today . 

 

Come network with leaders from various cultures and backgrounds, from politicians, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, to mention just a few, as well as all the inspirational and empowering speakers who will be present  -- please join us for what promises to be an eventful day!

 

More info here and please register here for tickets.


 

 

                                       ALC Africa Debates 2016

 

            Third-termism: the new scourge or an African solution?

                                       16th February 2016 14:30 to 17:00

 

 

Simulation seminar 115:00-16:00

Burundi Crisis: Domestic trouble, regional reactions, and global complacency 

Simulation seminar 216:00 – 17:00

Burkina Faso: Building the peace after revolution?

 

Venue : The Council Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus (Entry is through the main entrance), Strand, London WC2R

 

The Simulation Exercise is undertaken by ALC Peace and Security Fellows. Current Fellows are from, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda.

                         Light refreshment will be served; All Welcome!

 

 Kindly confirm attendance with the ALC, alc @kcl.ac.uk

   

 


 

 

                             Emerging Economies in Africa Forum 2015              

                         26th May, 6:00pm, in room K2.31 - Strand Campus

 

Emerging Economies in Africa Forum 2015 - A student-led forum, co-hosted by the International Development Institute (IDI) and African Leadership Centre (ALC), with  two panels of experts critically discussing the development challenges and opportunities that Africa is faced with today. For more details click here for the event flyer

 


 

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) and the Africa Research Group in the Department of War Studies cordially invites you to a Public Seminar on:   

  National Security in South Africa and implications for oversight of national   security processes 

                                                                       by

                                                     Professor Sandy Africa

Chair: Professor Abiodun Alao

Speaker: Professor Sandy Africa.

Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria and Former Deputy Director-General Corporate Services, State Security Agency, Republic of South Africa

                                                       Time and Venue

Room STRAND S-1.27 STRAND BLDG, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

                                               Thursday 21 May 2015

                                                          17:00- 18:30

The seminar will be followed by drinks. All Welcome!

Directions to the venue:

From reception, go down to the first basement, Strand building and head to room -1.27.

 

 



The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to a Seminar on:


Regional Norms, Leadership and the Security Crisis in Africa

by Dr. Abdel-Fatau MusahDeputy Head of Office and Director of Political Affairs, United Nations Office African Union (UNOAFU), Addis Ababa

Room S-1.01 Strand Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Wednesday 25th  of February 2015
17.00- 19:00 

All welcome!

Directions to the venue:
From Reception go down the first set of stairs on your left to the  1st basement, Strand Building.


Kindly confirm attendance with Nayanka Perdigao, perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk

 


           

                   ALC Africa Debates 2015: 18th February 2015


   Domestic and International Responses to Ebola and Terrorism in Africa:        Whose agenda is it anyway?


Introductory Remarks:  11:00

Dr. Funmi Olonisakin,Programme Director, Security, Leadership and Society, ALC

Simulation seminar 1:  11:15-12:00

Ebola in West Africa: Failings of post-conflict reconstruction in Africa

Simulation seminar 2:  12:15 – 13:00

International Responses in Local Conflicts: Peace, Security and Political Dynamics of the ‘Global War on Terror’ in Africa and the Middle East


                                                  Venue and date:

Room K0.16, King’s College London, Strand Campus (Entry is through the main entrance)     

                                           18th February 2015

                                              11:00 hrs–13:00 hrs

These seminars are a core part of the ALC Fellowship programme. They are high-level role-play sessions where Fellows debate and act out the roles of key personalities involved in the management of significant security situations in Africa. The sessions provide an opportunity for the Fellows to display their analysis of current affairs from a variety of perspectives as well as their capacity to critically engage with the public on the most pertinent issues that are affecting Africa today.

The debates are an excellent tool to help us understand the problems that our continent faces from all perspectives: those that we are comfortable with and even those that we are less comfortable with. The event will also give us a glimpse at the wonderful work being done by the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London and the University of Nairobi on preparing young Africans for their leadership roles today. So please come and join the debate!

                           Light refreshment will be served; All Welcome


Kindly confirm attendance here.

 



                 African Leadership Centre (ALC) Public Seminar:

 

               Ebola in Africa: Can the African Union handle the challenge?

                                          By Semiha Abdumelik

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has generated a great deal of discussion and debate recently. However there has been little focus on the response of the pan-continental organisation, African Union (AU), to the situation from an institutional and normative perspective. The speaker shares insights on the approaches and mechanisms that have been deployed by the AU in an attempt to manage the Ebola crisis as well as its regional implications amidst the complex challenges facing the African continent. 


Speaker: Semiha Abdumelik

Chair: Dr. Eka Ikpe


Semiha Abdulmelik is an  African Women Peace and security Fellows at the African Leadership Centre. Semiha has worked for local and international NGOs, as well as the UN, with a focus on governance, civil society, and human rights programming in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia as well as policy and advocacy in the area of humanitarian affairs, conflict, and post-conflict reconstruction at the African Union level. Semiha has published an article on ‘’The African Women’s Movement and Pan-Africanism: Two Ships Passing Silently in the Night?’’ in the African Women’s Journal as part of the O/AU Jubilee celebrations. 

           Room K4U.12 King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

                                Wednesday 11th of February 2015

                                                     11.00- 12:00


All welcome!


 

Public Seminar: Executing Strategy

Speaker: Professor Bruce Harreld

Chair: Dr. 'Funmi Olonisakin

Professor Bruce HarreldBruce Harreld retired from IBM in 2008 and joined Harvard Business School's faculty.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on executing strategy, corporate transformation, and building new businesses in established organizations.  He has taught two quite popular second year MBA courses focused on turnarounds and executing strategy.  He teaches in numerous executive programs and served as the faculty chair of "Building New Businesses within Established Organizations. 

Room K2.31 King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Thursday 15th of January 2015
17.30- 19:30

All GI staff and PGR students welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP/additional information please contact: perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk


 

Public Seminar: International Mediation as the Management of Complexity

Speaker: Professor Laurie Nathan

Chair: Dr. Abiodun Alao 

Efforts to improve the quality and efficacy of international mediation in civil wars, whether through research, training, policy guidelines or organisational innovation, should be based on a good grasp of the essence of the enterprise. The paper argues that the essence of this type of peacemaking is the challenge of managing complexity. It shows that complexity theory can provide valuable conceptual and practical insights into mediation and discusses the failure of international mediation to respond adequately to the challenge of complexity.
Professor Laurie NathanProf Laurie Nathan is Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria. He has published extensively on peacemaking and regional security and works closely with the UN and the AU on mediation in intra-state conflict. He is currently the Team leader of the AU-EU assessment of the African Peace and Security Architecture. 

Room K0.18 King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Wednesday 19th November 2014
14.00- 16:00

 All GI staff and PGR students are welcome



Global Institutes Postgraduate Open Evening

Wednesday 19 March 2014 18:00 - 20:00

The King's Global Institutes are holding an Open Evening for applicants, prospective students and anyone else interested in our Postgraduate programmes on offer for the 2014/15 academic year.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 19 March 18:00-20:00

LOCATION

Chapters, 2nd floor King's Building, King's College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

REGISTER

Please click here to register for the Open Evening

 

The Global Institutes focus on understanding the present and contemplating the future. They concentrate on countries and regions that will constitute the cultural, economic and political powerhouses of the twenty-first century. Their brief is to understand those countries that will take the lead in producing major changes in the world and using their knowledge to promote and provoke debate and exchange of information. The Global Institutes aim to help policy-makers develop a stronger appreciation of the dynamics of change, especially in the emerging economies, and foster a more nuanced awareness of mutual concerns and interests among the world's leading economies.

Applications are currently being accepted for 2014-2015 for our Master's Programmes.


 


The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to a discussion on the book:

 Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent (Zed      Books)

                                                          Edited by 

                                                   Adekeye Adebajo


Speaker: Dr. Adekeye Adebajo

Chair: Dr. Funmi Olonisakin


Information on the book:

As Africa and its Diaspora commemorate 50 years of post-independence Pan Africanism, this unique volume examines critical lessons of peacemaking, socio economic justice, women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament from the 13 prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. The book assesses the first American president of African descent, Barack Obama, whose career was inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles promoted by fellow Nobel Peace laureates Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Albert Luthuli. Key lessons for peacemaking are drawn from figures such as Ralph Bunche, Anwar Sadat, Kofi Annan, and F.W. De Klerk; as well as lessons for women’s rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Wangari Maathai, and Mohamed El-Baradei.


                                                    Venue and date:

               Room S0.12 in  the  Strand Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

                                         Wednesday 5th March 2014

                                                        14.00- 15:30 

 

Spaces are limited so please confirm attendance.



The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites you to the ALC Africa Debates: 

'Ethnicity and the Political Class in Africa: A tool of the trade that has gone too far?'

Introductory Remarks:  13:30

Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, ALC Director

Simulation seminar 1:  14:00-14:45

Conflict in the Central African Republic: The Inevitable Consequence of Accumulated Contradictions?

Simulation seminar 2:  15:00 – 15:45

Peace, Security and Political Dynamics in Eastern Africa: The Re-bursting of the Bubble.

Simulation seminar 3:   16:00-16:45

Socio-economic and Ethno-religious dynamics in West Africa: Challenging the Anglophone/Francophone ‘Divide’.


                                                      Venue and date:

The Council Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus (Entry is through the main entrance)

                                                11th February 2014

                                                13:30 hrs–17:00 hrs


Spaces are limited so kindly confirm attendance.

 



The African Leadership Centre (ALC), King's College London in partnership with the Royal African Society (RAS) invite you to a conversation with Professor Attahiru Jega on:


‘Explaining Nigeria in the Emergent Global Order: The Road to 2015 General Elections’


Professor Attahiru Jega is Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria. An academic and trades unionist, Professor Jega presided over the Nigeria’s most recent national elections in 2011.

The session will be chaired by Dr Funmi Olonisakin, Director of the African Leadership Centre, Kings College London. An introduction will be given by Prof Stephen Chan (SOAS).

                                                     

                                                               Date & Time:

                                          Wednesday 20th November, 5:30pm

                                                                    Location:

            Kings College London (Strand Main Entrance), Kings Building, room                                              K6.07 (War Studies Meeting Room), Strand, London                                                                            WC2R 2LS

Spaces are limited so please register your attendance here.


The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites you to the a Public Lecture on:

              Strategy, the art of Power, by Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman

Venue: 

The African Leadership Centre, 

Jacaranda Avenue, Lavington, off Gitanga Road

Nairobi, Kenya

Date: Thursday 12th of September 2013


Please see here for more details.

All are welcome!


The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites you to the ALC Africa Debates:  

Of Coups and Revolutions: The Changing Tides of Leadership, Governance and Security in Africa

                                              21st of February 2013

Welcome Remarks: 10:30

Simulation seminar 1: 11:00-12:00

Reversing the tide of political democratization and peace in West Africa? The case of Mali

Simulation seminar 2: 12:00 – 13:00

Post-Arab Spring Egypt: What happened to the ‘people’s revolution’?

A light lunch will be served.

                                                Venue and date:

The River Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus (Entry is through the main entrance)

                                                21st February 2013

                                              10:30 hrs–14:00 hrs

Spaces are limited so kindly confirm attendance with Nayanka Perdigao, perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk



The African Leadership Centre and the Royal African Society invite you to a panel discussion on: Rising radicalism in the Sahel: Mali & Regional Destabilisation


Speaker: Mr Ali Soufan, (CEO of The Soufan Group LLC, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent)

Respondent: Dr 'Funmi Olonisakin (Director, African Leadership Centre)

Chair: Professor Jack Spence OBE

                                                

                                                   Date & Time: 

                         Wednesday, 6th February 2013, 5:30-7PM

                                                       Venue: 

             Room 3B20, Strand Campus, King’s College, London WC2R 2L


RSVP/additional information please contact:

RSVP to: RSVP@royalafricansociety.org  or perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk




Thursday 6th of December 2012: The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to its Leadership issues in Africa seminar series:

Going Beyond Pulpit and Negotiation table: Religious leaders in long term peace-building and Community Development in Post-Conflict Uganda and South Sudan


Speaker: David Mwambari, Visiting Research Associate, ALC

Discussant: Nayanka Perdigao, ALC

Chair: Dr. Funmi Olonisakin, ALC


Venue and date: 6th of December 2012 (16:00 hrs–18:00 hrs)

-2 Floor Conference room, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH


All welcome!

 

 


The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs in collaboration with King’s College London’s Conflict, Security and Development Group and African Leadership Centre invite you to a discussion on

Frontiers of Disagreements, Rivalries and Tensions in “Emerging Powers” Relations with Africa

                    Monday 19 November 2012, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

                    Committee Room 1, Houses of Parliament

Speaker: Dr Charles Abiodun Alao, Senior Research Fellow, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London 

Despite boisterous displays of superficial camaraderie, relationships between key “Emerging Powers”, particularly Brazil, Russia, India and China, have been characterised by significant disagreements, rivalries and tensions. The public positions of these powers who profess historic links, solidarity, respect for sovereignty and non-intervention with Africa have had considerable costs on the continent.

Controversies over the profile and motives of these powers in Africa have led to criticism, tension, and at times violence, illustrating the ongoing and historical position of Africa as the battleground for contested ideas. The discussion will focus on the intricate and complicated nature of “Emerging Powers” relationships with Africa, and what this means for the future of Africa.

Please RSVP: lewisps@parliament.uk



ALC Public Seminar: Leadership, Governance and Africa's leading powers: current developments in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to its Public Seminar this Tuesday 30th of October 2012, 5.30-7.30 PM

Speakers:

Dr. Medhane Tadesse (Africa Security Sector Network & Senior Security Sector Reform Adviser to the African Union): Ethiopia after Meles 

Dr. Christopher Alden (Co-Head of the Africa International Affairs programme at LSE IDEAS.): Leadership and the changing socio-political context in South Africa.

Dr 'Funmi Olonisakin (director, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London): Nigeria’s security fall-outs and complicity of the elites 

Chair: Professor James Gow (Professor of International Peace and Security, and Director of the International Peace and Security Programme)


The seminar will take place in Room K.6.63 King’s Building (From reception, go straight ahead past the Great Hall take the  lifts to level 6, turn right out of the lifts and follow the corridor along and K6.63 is on your right),  Strand Campus, King’s College

All welcome! please RSVP at perdigao.nayanka@kcl.ac.uk



The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs in collaboration with King’s College London’s Conflict, Security and Development Group and African Leadership Centre invite you to a discussion on

                                             Youth and Radicalisation


Venue: Monday 29 October 2012, 5.30pm to 6.30pmCommittee Room 1, Houses of Parliament.

Speakers: 

Dr Funmi Olonisakin, Director KCL’s Conflict, Security and Development Group & African Leadership Centre;and, 

Professor Medhane Tadesse,Africa Security Sector Network & Senior Security Sector Reform Adviser to the African Union

Please RSVP: lewisps@parliament.uk

For more info.



History in Security and Security in History at the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University

Dr Abiodun Charles Alao will deliver a keynote address titled History in Security and Security in History at the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the Network of Nigerian Historians (NNH)  international conference on “Nigeria and Security Challenges” as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1962-2012).



The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to its Leadership issues in Africa seminar series


Elites and leadership in Africa: Is it enough to be African?


Speaker: Dr. Eka Ikpe, ALC

Discussant: David Mwambari, Visiting Research Associate ALC

Chair: Dr. Abiodun Alao, ALC


Venue and date: 18th of October 2012 (14:00 hrs–16:00 hrs)

-1 Floor Conference Room, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH



Tutu at African Leadership Centre

The African Leadership Centre (ALC), part of the Global Institutes group at King’s College London, recently held a debate in Nairobi on youth engagement in the political process in Africa. The debate was second in the King’s Africa series, and was addressed by King’s alumnus Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The event report by King's College London can be found here.



The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to its Leadership issues in Africa seminar series

Paradox of Historical Trajectories in Leadership: Mali's coup d'état and Senegal's Transition

Speaker: Nayanka Paquete Perdigao, ALC

Discussant:Jide Akanji, ALC

Venue and date:

-2 Floor, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH

29th March 2012 (12:00 hrs–14:00 hrs)

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