"Why has Africa been left out of conversations about protests worldwide?" asked Zachariah Mampilly in a public lecture at theCenter for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) at the School of Public Policy on March 20. Mampilly, who is the director of Africana Studies and an associate professor of political science and international studies at Vassar College, said that since 2005 there have been popular protests in every region of Africa. Many of these protests, however, have gone unnoticed, and are often dismissed as "mere rioting."
South Sudan earned the top position in the Fund for Peace's Fragile States Index 2014. During a panel discussion at the School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University about state-building and state-collapse in South Sudan on February 20, there was widespread agreement however that what has taken place in South Sudan since December 2013 was not state collapse, but something much more nuanced.
Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Reading Peter Woodward spoke about the history and different types of intervention that have taken place in the Horn of Africa during a public lecture at the School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University on November 10.
SPP's Daniel Large gave a presentation on the changing norms in security in Africa and China's participation in peace in the region at a conference in South Africa on Nov. 12 and 13.