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 | September 12, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Peace Medie

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Peace Medie, an APN Alumnus (BMC 2016; IRG 2015) and research fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana. Dr. Medie has recently been appointed a co-editor of African […]

Dr. Peace Medie giving a lecture with an APN banner in the background
Viewpoint | August 15, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Amy Niang

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Amy Niang, an APN Alumnus (IRG 2013) and senior lecturer in international relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Niang was in Washington, D.C., for a conference on “Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb,” hosted at […]

Dr. Amy Niang sitting on a panel at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace with APN and Carnegie banners behind her.
Viewpoint | August 11, 2017

Peacebuilding and the Academy in Africa

It is becoming increasingly clear that the effectiveness of peacebuilding in Africa is intertwined with the health of African higher education. Long-term peace in Africa will not be possible without greater African involvement, but African contributions will only be successful when they are grounded in strong research. In May 2017, Carnegie Corporation of New York […]

Photo of a university building at the University of the Witwatersrand with grass in front and blue sky above.
Viewpoint | July 18, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Jimam Lar

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jimam Lar, an APN Alumnus (IRG 2016) and lecturer in the University of Jos’s Department of History and International Studies. Dr. Lar was in Washington, DC, for a conference on “Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb,” hosted at the […]

Dr. Jimam Lar speaking at the CNA
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