Past event

Research Event

Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Event documents

Meeting Summary: Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent
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Participants

Dr Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town
Dr Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

Since independence, many African countries have been managing multiple crises and challenges around armed conflict, human rights violations, gender inequality and environmental degradation. A number of influential figures of African descent have played an important role in combating these significant challenges. 

At this event, Dr Adekeye Adebajo, will discuss the findings of the new book Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent, which focuses on the importance of Africans and African-Americans to global peace efforts. The speaker will discuss how their actions and legacies continue to shape the world we live in.