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Workshop Programme: Problematising Security Governance in Africa: A Case for Policy Convergence? 27-30 June 2012 Wits Rural Facility Acornhoek, Mpumalanga South Africa

28 June

9:00am-10:00am Welcome address and workshop opening

Malte Brosig (University of the Witwatersrand)
Problematising Security Governance in Africa Exploring Policy Convergence: A Conceptual Framework

10:00am-12:00am Session I Panel Chair: Jide Okeke

Marie Gibert (Nottingham Trent University) and Bastien Nivet (Institute for International Relations and Strategy (IRIS)
Dissonant Paths to Partnership and Convergence: EU-Africa Relations Between Experimentation and Resistance
Discussant: Adesoji Adeniyi

Annemarie Rodt (University of Southern Denmark) and Richard Whitman
(University of Kent) From Plan to Action: the Joint Africa EU Strategy
Discussant: Mwangi J. Macharia

12:00-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm Session II Panel Chair: Marie Gibert

Joseph Macharia Mwangi (Egerrton University)
Engaging the right security actors in the Somali cluster: the case for NSC/CEWERU in CEWARN in the IGAD framework
Discussant: Annemarie Rodt

Leonidas Ndayisaba (University of Burundi)
Peace and Security Cooperation in the East African Community: Challenges, Achievements and perspectives
Discussant: Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

4:00pm-6:00pm Session III Panel Chair: Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

Adesoji Adeniyi (University of Leeds)
AU-NATO Partnership in the aftermath of the Libyan Crisis: Implications for Security Governance in Africa
Discussant: Natalie Zähringer

Natalie Zähringer (University of the Witwatersrand)
Institutionalising the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm in the African Union and the United Nations: Responding to the Libyan crisis
Discussant: Matthias Dembinski


29 June

9:00am-11:00am Session IV Panel Chair: Annemarie Rodt

Christian Büger (Cardiff University) and Jan Stockbrügger (University of Leiden)
Securitizing the Maritime: The Effects of Piracy on Regional Maritime Security Governance
Discussant: Leonidas Ndayisaba

Anthoni van Nieuwkerk (University of the Witwatersrand)
The influence of strategic culture on post-apartheid foreign and security policy making
Discussant: Christian Büger


11:30am-1:30pm Session V Panel Chair: tbc

Jide-Martyns Okeke (Institute for Security Studies and Wits)
Comprehending African Union-ECOWAS relations in response to Security Threats in West Africa
Discussant: Antonia Witt

Antonia Witt (University of Bremen)
Convergence on whose terms? Insight from reactions to unconstitutional changes of government 2004-2011
Discussant: Tony Chafer


3:00pm-5:00pm Session VI Pane Chair: tbc

Claudia Major (Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin) and Eva Strickmann (Kings College London)
Inter-organisational Cooperation in Crisis Management in Africa: Pitfalls, Prospects and Implications for Security Governance
Discussant: Jide Okeke

Matthias Dembinski, Jörg Krempel and Berenike Schott (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
Window dressing or true policy convergence? A study of inter-regional normative convergence in peace-keeping and SSR concepts
Discussant: Eva Strickmann

5:30pm-6:30pm Session VII Panel Chair: Malte Brosig

Tony Chafer (University of Portsmouth)
The UK, France and ECOWAS: towards convergence?
Discussant: Bastien Nivet

6:30pm-7:00pm Concluding remarks



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