12th Annual African Studies Consortium Workshop
 “Internal Conflicts and External Responses
in the Horn of Africa”
12th Annual Workshop
11th Annual Workshop (10/03/2003)
10th Annual Workshop (01/31/2003)

9th Annual Workshop

8th Annual Workshop
7th Annual Workshop
6th Annual Workshop
5th Annual Workshop
April 1st, 2005
8:30 AM. - 4:30 PM
Final Program

Free & Open to the Public

8:30 –9:00 AM
Registration and Refreshments
9:00 – 9:10 AM
Welcome: Lee Cassanelli & Ali Dinar (Convenors)
9:10 – 11:00 AM, Panel (1) : Internal Factors: Causes and Forms of Conflict
Chair: Philip Kilbride (Bryn Mawr College)
- Stephen Howard (Ohio University), “Child Soldiers in the Horn of Africa”
- Paul Nyaga Mbatia (University of Nairobi), "The dynamics of Internal Conflicts in Africa: Exploring the Role of States and Non-State Actors in the Conflict Process"
- Clare A. Ignatowski (University of Pennsylvania), “Human Capacity Building in Conflict Environments”
- Zoya Bozhko (Women's Campaign International), "Women's Leadership in Conflict Resolution: Brief Report on WCI Activities in the Horn of Africa"
- Philip Kilbride (Bryn Mawr College), "State Violence and its Impact on Children, Some Ethnographic Examples"
11:00 – 11-10 AM, Coffee Break
11:10– 12:30 AM, Panel (2): External Interests: Regional, Continental, and International
Chair: Paul Kaiser (University of Pennsylvania)
- Stephen Kobrin (University of Pennsylvania), "The Business of Politics and Oil in the Sudan"
- Lee Cassanelli (University of Pennsylvania), ""External Interests in the Reconstruction of the Somali State""
- Kidane Mengisteab (Penn State University), “The Limitations of Foreign Mediators in African Conflicts"
12:30– 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 PM, Keynote Address: “Darfur:  The Interplay of Domestic and International Interests in the Current Crisis”
 Introduction: Lydie Moudileno (U of Pennsylvania)
Speaker:  Ali B. Ali-Dinar (U of Pennsylvania)

2:30 – 2:45 PM, Coffee Break
2:45 – 4:15 PM, Panel (4) Reporting on Human Rights Violations and Genocide
Chair: Niklas Hultin (University of Pennsylvania)
-   Hocine Fetni (University of Pennsylvania), "Human Rights in Africa: Violations & Atrocities"
- Alex Otieno (Arcadia University), "Reporting on Human Rights Violations and Genocide"
- Lisa Vives (Global Information Network), "Conflicts Reported, Conflicts Ignored"
- Carolyn Davis, (Philadelpnia Inquirer), "Reporting on Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda"



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