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Arms, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa

March 4, 2013

University of Chester, Westminster Building, 6 March 2013, 1.30-5.00pm

This is an afternoon mini-conference, led by three speakers drawn from academia and the NGO sector. The aims are to discuss the challenges of building peace in areas of Africa and to explore synergies between the perspectives of the academic and NGO communities. The conference forms part of a national series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the African Studies Association of the UK, which is kindly providing funding for it.

Invited speakers

  • Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics, University of Birmingham: Governance and post-conflict reconstruction
  • Bruce Baker, Professor of African Security, Coventry University: Has non-state policing anything to offer post-conflict states?
  • Nick Roseveare MBE, Chief Executive, Mines Advisory Group: Reducing vulnerability and managing risks: the role of NGOs in post-conflict reconstruction

Presentations and discussion will be in lecture theatre CWE018. Refreshments and the post-conference reception (5-6pm) will be in CWE017. Both are situated on the ground floor of the Westminster Building, which has ample car parking space adjacent.

The conference is open, free of charge, to all (including staff and students of other universities, ASAUK members, and interested members of the public). There is no formal registration but please contact Martin Evans (; 01244 513170) if you are planning to attend or require further.