Academic Forum – Africa: Looking through a Prism of Inequality

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EDR hosted an academic forum inviting scholars from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard University. Under the title of Africa: Looking through a Prism of Inequality, the participants of the forum discussed the perception of injustice, one of the largest destabilizes identified in Africa and violent conflict and reconciliation in Africa.

Event Summary

Armed conflict continues to rage in Africa regardless of how developed, politically stable, and economically prosperous some countries have become. One of the largest destabilizers identified in Africa is the perception of injustice. Based on significant analysis of conflict and reconciliation, contributors to Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions, Prof. Yoichi Mine and Dr. Mari Katayanagi will discuss powersharing and decentralization as a vehicle for mitigating violence.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Yoichi Mine
    • Professor, Human Security and African Studies, Doshisha University, Japan
    • Visiting Fellow, JICA Research Institute
  • Dr. Mari Katayanagi
    • Senior Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
  • Dr. Craig N. Murphy
    • M. Margaret Ball Professor, International Relations, Wellesley College
    • Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance,
    • McCormack Graduate School (MGS), University of Massachusetts Boston

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Timothy Shaw
    • Research Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
    • McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston

This event is cosponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; and Educational Divide Reform (EDR). Special thanks go to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for its generous support.