United States International University - Africa, through the Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IPPIA), in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you for a seminar discussion on: Infrastructure and Conflict in the Greater Horn of Africa. The seminar is being held in collaboration with our network at partners, and it is a continuation of our efforts to ensure the campus community and our partners are appraised on topical issues.
When: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm East Africa Time
Venue: LT8, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jon Unruh (Professor of Geography, University of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec)
This one-day conference will explore whether the projects herald a new era of inclusion and prosperity for rural communities, or the familiar experience of displacement, conflicts, corruption, debt, exclusion and environmental scarcity.
The topic is sufficiently broad as to be inclusive of research at various career levels and in various parts of the region and the aim is to bring together scholars and practitioners in the Greater Horn Region to share research on emerging issues of conflict and violence (both direct and indirect) surrounding infrastructure projects. We look forward to a wide range of contributions. We look forward also to the keynote lecture from Prof. Unruh who has extensive academic and policy experience in developing and conflict-affected states.
If you wish to present a paper kindly correspond with one of the organizers listed below, providing an abstract before Friday, October 14, 2022.