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African Security: Regional Responses, Future Prospects

5 February 2009 - 9:30am to 1:15pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Gavin Cawthra, Director, Centre for Defence and Security Management, and Coordinator, Southern Africa Defence and Security Management Network, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa;
Ambassador John L Hirsch, Senior Adviser, International Peace Institute, New York;
Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, Head of Department of International Relations, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa;
Dr Muzong Kodi, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House;
Dr Abdel-Fatau Musah, Senior Conflict Prevention Adviser, Economic Commission of West African States, Abuja;
Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East & North Africa Programme, Chatham House;
Alex Vines, Research Director, Regional and Security Studies & Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House;
Professor Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director, Africa Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, New York.



This seminar will take stock of the current political and economic situation across Africa on the basis of the International Peace Institute Working Paper Series, which outlines the current security challenges facing the regions of Africa. The seminar will seek to identify recommendations for the United Nations and broader international community towards strengthening Africa's continental and regional capacities to respond to these challenges.

Copies of the papers may be found on the IPI website:

This seminar is sponsored by Chatham House and The International Peace Institute.
Attendance is by invitation only.