This event is part of a series of free events open to global scholars and interested parties from the global south made possible through sponsorship.
This year the Africa and International Studies working group will, once again, run an online event for postgraduate researchers in advance of the main BISA conference. The event will have two purposes. The first is to allow PGRs to get comments on any draft manuscripts/works in progress from participants and the working group team (who will act as discussants). An overview of these drafts should be presented in c. 10-12 minutes in the usual way. They can deal with any aspect of Africa's international relations broadly understood. All working group members are warmly invited to participate.
The second purpose is to discuss the impact of recent events in world politics ('Whose new world order?'). This part of the event is convened by our PG Rep, Dr. Tarela Ike, who has prepared a short summary pasted below. PGRs are invited to submit abstracts and to make short presentations (c. 10 minutes) on a topic of their choice within this theme. But there will be no discussants and papers do not have to be designed for publication. The primary purpose is to stimulate debate. All PGR students, especially working group members, are invited to present, and all working group members are, once again, warmly invited to join in our discussions.
Please consult the call for papers here to apply to participate in this conference.
The conference themes are as follows:
In the wake of Covid-19, the world was thrown into an unprecedented pandemic. Following the pandemic, conflict, insecurity and war has become more resonant than ever. In Africa, including countries like Nigeria, insecurity, and terrorism remains a major challenge. This conference seeks to interrogate the growing debate of what constitute statehood, territorial integrity and the international community response to war and insecurity including terrorism. The conference also aims to spark critical debate on Africa and its identity in the international community and global hegemony. In essence we welcome papers /work in progress manuscripts from areas that addresses the conference themes and also issues relating to:
- African and International relations
- The role of the UN in maintaining international peace and security
- Global hegemony
- Dr Tarela Juliet Ike (Teesside University)
- Dr Peter Brett (Queen Mary University)
- Dr Bamidele Kogbe (University of South Wales)