Viewpoint

Viewpoint provides readers with unique perspectives of African peacebuilding from both leading and emerging scholars and practitioners working in the field. Inspired by attendance at various workshops, conferences, and events involving African Peacebuilding Network staff, these candid conversations offer alternative views and opinions to some of the most pressing issues facing Africa today. Meant to encourage further dialogue, these entries also seek to stimulate future research and necessary collaboration between all actors who continue to shape the continent’s ever-evolving peacebuilding agenda.

Viewpoint | January 16, 2018

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Tendai Joseph Chari

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Tendai Joseph Chari, a 2017 Individual Research Grant recipient. This interview was conducted on June 21, 2017, during the APN 2017 Training Workshop on Research Methods in Accra, Ghana. It has been edited for length and clarity. APN: Could you […]

Tendai Chari at Rabat workshop
Tendai Joseph Chari at the 2017 APN Writing and Dissemination Workshop in Rabat, Morocco. Photo credit: Jennifer Sherys-Rivet.
Viewpoint | January 16, 2018

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Rawia Tawfik

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Rawia Tawfik, a 2017 Individual Research Grant recipient. This interview was conducted on June 21, 2017, during the APN 2017 Training Workshop on Research Methods in Accra, Ghana. It has been edited for length and clarity. APN: Could you […]

Rawia Tawfik at Rabat Workshop
Rawia Tawfik at the 2017 APN Writing and Dissemination Workshop in Rabat, Morocco. Photo credit: Jennifer Sherys-Rivet.
Interviews | October 24, 2017

Religious Conflict in Ethiopia: An Interview with APN grantee Meron Zeleke Eresso

This is a cross-post from AcademiaNet, a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. In 2016, Dr. Meron Zeleke Eresso was an African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grant recipient.  Throughout history and down to the present day, religion has been used as a pretext for conflict and violence. Indeed, too often religion and conflict […]

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Viewpoint | September 26, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Ibrahim Bangura

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ibrahim Bangura, an APN Alumnus (IRG 2016) and lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. The interview was conducted at the International Studies Association’s 2017 Annual Convention, on […]

Dr. Ibrahim Bangura giving a presentation. Both hands are extended and there is an orange wall in the background.
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