Africa’s Place in the New World Order

Continuing education course (15/16 October 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

    Ulf Engel, Professor of Politics in Africa at the University of Leipzig, Germany

    Dominik Langenbacher, former Swiss Ambassador (Somalia, Ethiopia, Côte d‘Ivoire) and Swiss Representative to the African Union

    Emma Asige Liaga, postdoctoral visiting research fellow at the Centre for African Studies Basel

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

    15 October 2020, 10am-5pm
    16 October 2020, 10am-5pm

    The course will take place online and include a preparatory program (without fixed dates) starting on 1 October 2020.

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

    CHF 490 incl. course documentation; travel expenses, accommodation and meals are not included.

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

    Registration deadline: 23 September 2020


    Coordinator continuing education