King's Engaged in Africa 2018: Security and Development

The Africa Research Group and African Leadership Centre invite you to

King’s Engaged in Africa 2018
Security and Development

24th – 25th January 2018
Strand Campus & Bush House
King’s College London
How does academic research and practice at King's College London(KCL) impact the African continent, and vice versa?

What kinds of collaborative partnerships and community engagements are undertaken by King's researchers and their African counterparts?

What are the emerging research issues that academics are engaging with on the continent, and where does King's play a role?

The Conference

Organised by the Africa Research Group (War Studies, KCL) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King's College London. King’s Engaged in Africa showcases the work of King’s College London researchers actively engaged in and with the African continent, and draws on perspectives from the wider African research community. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Security and Development’ broadly defined.

The conference will begin with an evening reception on 24th January 2018, followed by four thematic panels on 25th January featuring leading King’s researchers and external speakers. Full details of speakers and times can be found here.

How can I attend?

The conference is free and open to everyone, so you don't need to be a King's staff member or student to attend. However, you will need to register here to book your place.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Programme

Wednesday 24th January - Reception

King's College London (KCL), Bush House, Aldwych, London.

18:00 - 18:15  Welcome by Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-Principal/ Vice-President (International), King's College London and Founding-Director of the African Leadership Centre

18:15 - 18:45  Opening Keynote Speech by Professor Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes    Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford  

18:45 - 21:30  Drinks reception & exhibition of work on Africa and the Arts

Thursday 25th January - Conference

KCL, The Great Hall, Strand, London.

09:30 - 11:00   Panel 1: Health and Development

11:00 - 11:30   Tea and Coffee

11:30 - 13:00   Panel 2: Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding

13:00 - 14:00   Break for lunch

14:15 - 15:45  Panel 3: Emerging Security and Development Issues

15:45 - 17:15  Panel 4: Emerging Economies and Africa

17:15 - 17:30  Closing Remarks

*This draft programme is for indication purposes and will be updated shortly with final times and speakers.

Organised by the Africa Research Group and the African Leadership Centre, with support from the  African Leadership Centre, King's College London, School of Security Studies, the Department of War Studies and King's Worldwide.

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