Past event

Research Event

The African Diaspora within a Global Context

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Participants

Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Rapporteur UNESCO Slave Route Project and author of African Identity in Asia: Cultural Effects of Forced Migration
Gibril Faal, Chairman, African Foundation for Development and author of Definition and Classification of the African Diaspora
Chair: Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair of African Development, London School of Economics

Overview

This event will mark African Diaspora and Development Day 2010.

Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya will discuss the historic and contemporary role of Africans in the military and their contributions to the music of the Indian subcontinent followed by Gibril Faal's lecture, which will outline the historical basis of the different African Diasporas and their role in contemporary African socio-economic development.