Public Debate Programme


 

1. Simulation Seminar: Xenophobia in South Africa

About the audio:

In this Simulation Seminar, Fellows based at the African Leadership Centre (ALC), debate on the violent xenophobic attacks on African migrants in South Africa. The theme for this seminar was ‘African migration on the continent and in Europe: Local violence or structural racism?’ During their Fellowship programme, Fellows take part in simulation seminars—high-level role playing sessions—where they debate and act out the roles of key personalities involved in the management of significant security situations in Africa. The sessions provide an opportunity for the fellows to display their analysis of current affairs from a variety of perspectives as well as their capacity to critically engage with the public on the most pertinent issues that are affecting Africa.

Recorded: June, 2015. | Duration: 01Hr: 04 Min | Download

2. Simulation Seminar: Migrant boat deaths in Mediterranean

About the audio:

This is the second part of the Simulation Seminar on the theme of ‘African migration on the continent and in Europe: Local violence or structural racism?’ In this seminar, Fellows debate issues concerning the increasing numbers of migrant deaths & attempted crossings in the Mediterranean Sea. The debates are an excellent tool to help understand the problems that the continent faces from all perspectives: those that we are comfortable with and those we are less comfortable with. The exercises provide an excellent opportunity to prepare young Africans for leadership roles.

Recorded: June, 2015. | Duration: 01Hrs:11Min | Download

3. Simulation Seminar: International Responses in Local Conflicts: Peace, Security and Political Dynamics of the ‘Global War on Terror’ in Africa and the Middle East

About the audio:

This is the second part of the Simulation Seminar on the theme of ‘Domestic and International Responses to Ebola and Terrorism in Africa: Whose agenda is it anyway?’ In this simulation seminar fellows debate on issues relating to terrorism in Africa.

Recorded: February, 2015 | Duration: 01Hrs: 37Min | Download

4. Simulation Seminar: Ebola in West Africa: Failings of Post-Conflict reconstruction in Africa

About the audio:

This is the first part of the Simulation Seminar on the theme of ‘Domestic and International Responses to Ebola and Terrorism in Africa: Whose agenda is it anyway?’. In this simulation seminar, fellows debate on issues of the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The debates are an excellent tool to help understand the problems that the continent faces from all perspectives: those that we are comfortable with and those we are less comfortable with. The exercises provide an excellent opportunity to prepare young Africans for leadership roles.

Recorded: February, 2015 | Duration: 01Hrs: 04Min | Download

5. Public Lecture: Peacebuilding, Leadership and Democratic Consolidation in Africa

About the audio:

This public lecture by H.E Kayode Fayemi, the Former Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria was recorded at Kings College London.

Recorded: February, 2015 | Duration: 01Hrs: 47Min | Download

6. National Security in South Africa and Implications for oversight of National Security Processes

About the audio:

This is a public lecture by Prof. Sandy Africa Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria and Former Deputy Director-General Corporate Services, State Security Agency, Republic of South Africa.

Recorded: May, 2015 | Duration: 01Hr: 26Min |

7. Regional Norms, Leadership and the Security Crisis in Africa

About the audio:

This is a public lecture by Abdel-Fatau Musah the Deputy Head of Office and Director of Political Affairs, United Nations Office African Union (UNOAFU), Addis Ababa.

Recorded: February 2015 | Duration: 01Hr: 39Min | Download

8. Panel Discussion on Peacebuilding in Africa

About the audio:

This is panel discussion chaired by: Professor Maria Schoeman: Professor and Head of Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. The discussants were

  1. Comfort Ero, Africa Programme Director, International Crisis Group
  2. Professor Cheryl Hendricks, Head of department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg
  3. Funmi Olonisakin, Founding Director, African Leadership Centre; Director, Security Leadership and Society Programme, King’s College, London; Member, UN Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of UN Peacebuilding Architecture

Recorded: February 2015 | Duration: 01Hr: 50Min | Download

9. Keynote address: Rethinking Development

About the audio:

This is a keynote address by Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi during the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) 50th Anniversary Conference held at University of Nairobi.

Recorded: November 2015 | Duration: 01Hr: 07Min | Download