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Africa’s Place in the New World Order

This course addresses Africa’s changing place in the world from a political and from a peace and security perspective. It highlights new academic approaches in the study of the continent’s global entanglements as well as African debates on emerging peace and security issues, including unconstitutional changes of government and transitional justice.

Africa’s Place in the New World Order

Participants are exposed to a variety of issue areas on Africa’s changing role in global politics and academic ways to address these. They will learn how to read current debates on Africa’s place in the new world order in-the-making and develop an understanding of how African actors are trying to make their voices heard in these processes, and what kind of strategies are employed to this end.

Key themes:

  • Africa’s integration into current processes of globalization 
  • Africa and BRICS 
  • The African Union and regional organizations
  • The African Governance Agenda
  • Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • The Horn of Africa and Switzerland 


Target audience Professionals in private enterprises, public agencies and NGOs who work in Africa or engage with African partners, staff or clients
Organizer Centre for African Studies Basel
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Cost of participating CHF 690.00
  • Ulf Engel, Professor of Politics in Africa at the University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Dominik Langenbacher, former Swiss Ambassador (Somalia, Ethiopia, Côte d‘Ivoire) and Swiss Representative to the African Union

Cooperation partners:
Advanced Studies Centre of the University of Basel

Pascal Schmid
Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel
+41 (0)61 207 34 82



Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel

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