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‘Rethinking EU-Africa Relations’ Panels at EUIA 2016

ESA-SSA  convened two panels on ‘Rethinking EU-Africa Relations’ at the European Union in International Affairs Conference in Brussels 11-13 May 2016. Panelists and other members of ESA-SSA also met for dinner on 12 May.

 Rethinking EU-Africa Relations – Panel I: Security and Human Rights

 Chair: John Kotsopoulos (University of Pretoria)
Discussant: Toni Haastrup (University of Kent)

  • Transatlantic cooperation and the management of African violent conflicts, Gorm Rye Olsen (Institute of Society & Globalization,)
  • Bridging the gap between state and human security: where do the EU and African ambitions meet? Rossella Marangio (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)
  • The European Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel: A Comprehensive Approach for the EU foreign policy in Africa? Eliza Lopez Lucia (University of Birmingham)


Rethinking EU-Africa Relations – Panel II : Changing Global Order

 Chair: Gorm Rye Olsen (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Discussant: Johannes Muntschik (University of Mainz, Germany)

  • Africa-EU Partnership on Democratic Governance and Human Rights, Jack Mangala (Grand Valley State University Michigan)
  • The European Union and the African Union: A Strategic Partnership? Conrad Rein (European Commission, Belgium)
  • From Action Plans to Roadmaps: Back to the Future for the Joint Africa-EU Strategy? John Kotsopoulos (University of Pretoria, South Africa)



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