Africa’s Place in the New World Order

Continuing education course (26/27 March 2020)

This course addresses Africa’s changing place in the world from a political and from a peace and security perspective. It highlights new academic approaches in the study of the continent’s global entanglements as well as African debates on emerging peace and security issues, including unconstitutional changes of government and transitional justice.

Participants are exposed to a variety of issue areas on Africa’s changing role in global politics and academic ways to address these. They will learn how to read current debates on Africa’s place in the new world order in-the-making and develop an understanding of how African actors are trying to make their voices heard in these processes, and what kind of strategies are employed to this end.

    • Africa’s integration into currentprocesses of globalization
    • Africa and BRICS
    • The African Union and regionalorganizations
    • The African Governance Agenda
    • Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC)
    • The Horn of Africa and Switzerland

    Depending on demand, the course is taught in English or German.

    26 March 2020, 9am-5pm
    27 March 2020, 9am-5pm

    The course is awarded with 1 ECTS credit for the CAS in African Affairs (assessment required).

    CHF 690 incl. course documentation; travel expenses, accommodation and meals are not included.

    Additional fee for assessment (required for ECTS credits): CHF 60

    Registration deadline: 5 March 2020

    Coordinator continuing education