Achebe Colloquium on Africa 2012
Theme: Governance, Security and Peace in Africa
PROVIDENCE, RI—OCTOBER 15, 2012. The 2012 Achebe Colloquium on Africa will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, 2012 at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
The Achebe Colloquium on Africa annually brings together an international group of scholars, officials from African governments, the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and civil society organizations for two days of intense deliberation and exchange of ideas on the importance of strengthening democracy and peace on the African continent.
The theme for the 2012 Colloquium is Governance, Security and Peace in Africa; and will highlight security issues which challenge the establishment of institutions and principles of good governance on the continent. Invited panelists will discuss the complex security issues confronting nations on the continent; security challenges surrounding the proliferation of small arms and lights weapons; piracy and terrorism; the continuance of ethnic and religious conflict; and peace building in post-conflict situations.