The 2012 Achebe Colloquium on Africa will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, the Achebe Colloquium Committee has said.  It will discuss “Governance, Security and Peace in Africa.”
In a statement, the committee said the event will take place Brown University’s Perry and Marty Granoff Center in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.   

This year’s event will highlight security issues which challenge the establishment of institutions and principles of good governance on the continent.   Panelists will discuss the complex security issues confronting nations on the continent; security challenges surrounding the proliferation of small arms and lights weapons; piracy and terrorism; the continuance of ethnic and religious conflict; and peace building in post-conflict situations.     

The Achebe Colloquium on Africa brings together an international group of scholars, officials from African governments, the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and civil society organizations for two days of intense deliberation and exchange of ideas on the importance of strengthening democracy and peace on the continent.  

Enquiries about travel and hotel accommodations for guests are to be addressed in writing to: achebecolloquium@brown.edu.

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