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King's Engaged in Africa 2018 - Security and Development

Great Hall (Strand Campus)
24 (18:00) - 25/01/2018 (17:30)

Dr Eka Ikpe

Dr Kieran Mitton


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How does academic research and practice at King's College London impact the African continent, and vice versa? 

What kinds of collaborative partnerships and community engagements are undertaken by King's researchers and their African counterparts? 

What are the emerging research issues that academics are engaging with on the continent, and where does King's play a role?

The Conference

Organised by the Africa Research Group (War Studies, KCL) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s Engaged in Africa showcases the work of King’s College London researchers actively engaged in and with the African continent, and draws on perspectives from the wider African research community. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Security and Development’ broadly defined.

The conference will begin with an evening reception on 24th January 2018, followed by four thematic panels on 25th January featuring leading King’s researchers and external speakers. The full roster of speakers will be posted shortly. 

How can I attend?

The conference is free and open to everyone, so you don't need to be a King's staff member or student to attend. However, you will need to register here to book your place, and please note that spaces are very limited.

You should only register if you plan to attend on the day. If your plans change, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list can take your place. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Programme

Wednesday 24th January - Reception

18:00 - 18:15  Welcome by Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Vice Principal International and Founding-Director of the African Leadership Centre

18:15 - 18:45  Opening Keynote Speech by Professor Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford  

18:45 - 21:30  Drinks reception & exhibition of work on Africa and the Arts


Thursday 25th January - Conference 

09:15 - 09:30  Welcome by Professor Abiodun Alao, Chair, King’s Africa Community of Practice, Professor of African Studies

09:30 - 11:00   Panel 1: Emerging Security and Development Issues

11:00 - 11:30   Tea and Coffee

11:30 - 13:00   Panel 2: Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding

13:00 - 14:00   Break for lunch

14:30 - 15:45  Panel 3: Health and Development

15:45 - 17:15  Panel 4: Emerging Economies and Africa

17:15 - 17:30  Closing Remarks

*This draft programme is for indication purposes and will be updated shortly with final times and speakers.

The Panels and Speakers

Panel 1: Emerging Security and Development Issues 
Panel 2: Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding
Panel 3: Health and Development
Panel 4: Emerging Economies and Africa

**Full details of panelists will be confirmed shortly.

 Organised by the Africa Research Group and the African Leadership Centre, with support from the School of Security Studies, the Department of War Studies, the African Leadership Centre and King's Worldwide.

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