King's Africa Debates at ALC, Kings College London
Leadership in Africa: What happens after a despot leaves?
The Simulation Seminar is undertaken by
ALC Peace and Security Fellows
(Current Fellows are from Morocco, Gambia, Mauritius and South Africa)
Date: 16th February 2018
Time: 11.30 - 2.00pm
Venue: The River Room, King’s College London
Opening Remarks by Dr. Miles Tendi, Associate Professor in African Politics (Oxford University)
Panel 1: The downfall of Mugabe: incident, warning or prelude?
The question is whether the issue of human security (which was a major problem under Mugabe) has been addressed. And how has the opposition managed to position itself in the new arrangement? Are Zimbabweans being taken for a ride by the Crocodile?
Panel 2: Libya’s human slave trade in an anarchic state
The ongoing crisis in Libya ties in to wider debates about democracy, foreign interventions and leadership. To what extent does getting rid of one’s despot bring about positive transformation of societies? What happens when our assumptions about democratic transitions don’t prove to be true? To what extent are these societies’ voices being heard?
This seminar is a core part of the ALC Fellowship programme. It is high-level role-play sessions where Fellows debate and act out the roles of key personalities involved in the management of significant security situations in Africa and its interactions with the World. The sessions provide an opportunity for the Fellows to display their analysis of current affairs from a variety of perspectives as well as their capacity to critically engage with the public on the most pertinent issues that are affecting Africa today.
The debates are an excellent tool to help us understand the problems that our continent faces from all perspectives: those that we are comfortable with and even those that we are less comfortable with. The event will also give us a glimpse at the wonderful work being done by the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London and the University of Nairobi on preparing young Africans for their leadership roles today.
Lunch will be served
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