Paul Nugent, Professor of Comparative African History, and Director, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law, and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Having experienced two peaceful transfers of power, Ghana is often lauded for its democratic credentials and steady political progress. The ordered succession following President Attah Mills' passing was also an affirmation of the strength of democracy and the rule of law in Ghana. However the 2012 elections are expected to pose a strong test of its democratic credentials.
The speaker, who will be in Ghana for the elections, will reflect on the likely implications of the 2012 election results and the challenges facing the winning party in meeting the expectations of its citizens.
Attendance is by invitation only.