10th Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop

“War and Peace in Contemporary Africa”“War and Peace in Contemporary Africa”

Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College
and the University of Pennsylvania, Friday, January 31, 2003 - Terrace Room, Logan Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop Photographs

The Program

8:30am – 9:00am Registration   
9am - 9:10am Opening Remarks
  Lee CassanelliAfrican Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

9:10am – 10:20am
Alternative Contexts of Conflict
  Chair and Discussant: Daniel Jeaneret, Eastern Mennonite University
  “A Festering Sore on an Otherwise Healthy Administrative Body: Konkomba Political Agency and British Policy, 1930-1951”
Benjamin Talton, Hofstra University
  “Ecology and the Social Construction of Space and Conflict”
Hussein A. Mahmoud and Eric T. Silver, University of Kentucky
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Josh Strozeski, Arcadia University
10:20-10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30am – 11:20am Challenges in Central Africa
  Chair and Discussant: Paul Kaiser, University of Pennsylvania
  “The Network Wars of the Congo”
Tatiana Carayannis, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
  “Refugees and the Spread of Conflict: Contrasting Cases in Central Africa”
Beth Elise Whitaker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
11:20am – 12:30pm The Aftermath of the Ethiopian-Eritrean War: Perspectives from the Eritrean Diaspora
  Chair and Discussant: Lee Cassanelli, University of Pennsylvania
  “Nation-Building Amidst Cycles of War and Peace: The Case of Eritrea”
Tomas Mebrahtu, University of Pennsylvania
  The Impact of the Ethiopian-Eritrean War on Eritrean-American Children: Short Film and Discussion
Filmon Mebrahtu, Reel Voices
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Lunch Break
  Film by Filmon Mebrahtu to be previewed in Terrace Room during lunch break.
 1:45pm - 2:45pm Keynote Address: “Africa in the War on Terrorism”
Harvey Glickman, Haverford College
2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break  
3:30pm - 5:30pm Challenges in West Africa
  Chair and Discussant, Al Hassan Conteh, University of Pennsylvania
  “Liberia's Civil War: Nigeria, ECOMOG, and Regional Security in West Africa”
Adekeye Adebajo, International Peace Academy
  “Sierra Leone and UNAMSIL's Drawdown: Prospects for the Transition”
Ambassador John Hirsch, International Peace Academy
  Towards a Theory of Peace Agreement Implementation: The Case of Liberia”
Dorina Bekoe, International Peace Academy
  “A Troubled Past, An Uncertain Future: Radical Islamism and the Prospects for Peace in Nigeria” Josh Arinze, Georgetown University
   "Building Peace through Accountablity in Sierra Leon: The Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission" 
Abdul Rahman Lamin, Howard University


Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu

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