HSP Seminar #203 Africa’s Evolving Security Architecture

•Date: September 2, 2015 16:00-18:00
•Description: Lecture by Dr. Adekeye Adebajo

CCR Executive Director

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Towards A New Pax Africana: Africa’s Evolving Security Architecture

This lecture will examine Africa’s evolving security architecture around the African Union (AU) and subregional bodies such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). These organisations remain fledgling and still lack sufficient financing and logistics. The establishment of an African Standby Force (ASF) has been postponed several times, even as external powers such as France and the United States (US) play sometimes negative security roles on the continent. The roles of potential African hegemons such as South Africa, Nigeria, and Ethiopia will also be assessed. The lecture will further examine the challenges of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping in Africa from the Suez (1956) to Sudan (ongoing), and suggest ways of establishing an effective division of labour between the world body and Africa’s regional bodies to achieve Pax Africana.

•Venue: Collaboration Room 1, Bldg.18 (4th Floor), Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo

Prof. Adekeye Adebajo (Centre for Conflict Resolution, South Africa)

•Moderator: Mitsugi ENDO, University of Tokyo
•Language: English
•Organizers: Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)

Research Center for Asian Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS)

•Co-organizers: Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project: Conflict Resolution and Coexistence through Reassessment and Utilization of “African Potentials.” Unit of Politics and International Relations

Kanto Branch, Japan Association for African Studies

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