The Legacy of Armed Conflicts: Southern African and Comparative Perspectives, 28-29 July

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), in cooperation with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), invites submissions for a two-day workshop on the legacy of armed conflicts: Southern African and comparative perspectives.

Achieving stable peace, building accountable state institutions and (re)establishing trust are core challenges in the aftermath of an armed conflict. While violent conflicts are disruptive, they also offer opportunities for political and social change. However, the passage from conflict to sustainable peace is a complicated process. Formal and informal processes taking place during the war and in its immediate aftermath can have profound long-term implications. Even in Southern Africa, which has been heralded as a ‘success story’ of peacebuilding, past wars continue to shape politics and societies in many ways.

More information on this event can be found  here.

Timeline
Submission of paper abstracts 30 April
Notification of acceptance 15 May
Submission of papers 15 July
Conference 28-29 July

Contact
Dr Giulia Piccolino
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
GIGA Institute of African Affairs
giulia.piccolino@giga-hamburg.de

Dr John Kotsopoulos
Research fellow
Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn)
University of Pretoria
john.kotsopoulos@governanceinnovation.org