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