2019 - 2020 Calendar

Formal launch of Africa Group

Date: 11th December 2019

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Location: Conference Room, LIAS (Leicester Innovation Hub), 128 Regent Road

  • Opening remarks – still working on who will present these (possibly an external)
  • Next, one co-chair will present our brief – tell people who we are, what we do, why we need funding and why the group is vital to the academic environment in the university (30 mins)
  • Second co-chair will deliver our Inaugural Chair Lecture: Race and Racialisation in International Politics (45 minutes)
  • Drinks, refreshments and networking (30 mins)

book cover for insurgency and war in nigeria a solider is looking on in a fieldBook Launch: Insurgency and War in Nigeria

Date: December / January

Event / Research Talks

Date: February

Some event ideas

Date: February - May 2020

  • ‘Rethinking youth resistance’: with some collaborators in South Africa (Co-lead Prof Gavin Brown and Dr Diane Levine)
  • Projected collaboration with International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). Electoral Violence in West Africa Project (Dr Eki Omoregbe). Possible collaborators: ’Funmi Iyanda, Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin.
  • Host one of the College’s “Research Salons” – widely advertised free launches, this time specific to an Africa-relevant theme.