Schedule

Important dates:

15 February 2020 - Application deadline
21 February 2020 - Final program
25 February 2020 - PowerPoint submission deadline
28 February 2020 - Conference
15 March 2020 - Articles submission deadline

28, February 2020

PRELIMINARY DRAFT

AFRICA IN THE CONTEXT OF FORMATION OF A NEW IR SYSTEM

X International Conference

  • Registration of participants.
    Coffee-break

    RUDN banquet hall

  • Welcoming address session

    RUDN Rector's Hall

  • Welcoming address

    the Rector of the RUDN University, academician of Russian Academy of Education Vladimir M. Philippov

  • Welcoming address

    the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Prof. Steve Davies Ugbah

  • Session 1. "Africa's Past, Present and Future. Rethinking the Decolonization 60 Years Later"

    RUDN Rector's Hall

    Session co-chairs – Honorary President of the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of RUDN Department of African and Arabic Studies, RAS Academician, Doctor of History Alexey M. Vasiliev (Russia); Professor of Temple University Molefi Kete Asante (USA)

  • USSR and Africa: Ideology and Politics

    Alexey M. Vasiliev, Honorary President of RAS Institute for African Studies, Head of RUDN Department of African and Arabic Studies, RAS Academician, Doctor of History (Russia)

  • Analytic Afrocentricity and the Future of African Studies

    Molefi Kete Asante, Professor, Chair, Department of Africology, Temple University (USA)

  • “Postcolonial Library”: Afrocentrism, Afropolitanism, Afropeanism

    Tatyana M. Gavristova, Professor, Doctor of History., P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University; Nadezhda E. Khokholkova, PhD in History., Researcher, RAS Institute for African Studies (Russia)

  • Sixty years later: Africa’s stalled decolonization

    Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews (UK): University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

  • Decolonization: New Parameters of African Development

    Kassaye Nigusie W. Michael, Professor, Doctor of History & Lydmila Ponomarenko, Professor, Doctor of History, Department of theory and history of international relations, RUDN University (Russia)

  • Rethinking State Theory through an African Lens

    Tinashe Jakwa, The University of Western Australia (Australia)

  • Problem of African Agency in International Relations from the European Union Viewpoint

    Olga S. Kulkova, senior researcher, RAS Institute for African Studies, PhD in History (Russia)

  • Information Dependence as the Neocolonialism of the 21st Century: Past, Present and Future

    Konstantin A. Pantserev, Doctor of Political Sciences, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

  • Discussion.

    Participants: Padraig Carmody (Trinity Collegy, UK); Nina G. Gavrilova (IAS RAS, Russia); Aaron X. Smith (Temple University); Mikhail L. Volpe (Russia); Daria Zelenova (Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford University, UK)

  • 12:30-13:15 Dinner

    RUDN banquet hall

    Session 2. "Emerging Powers in Africa in the context of the Multipolar World Formation"

    RUDN Rector's Hall

    Session co-chairs – Deputy Director of the RAS Institute for African Studies, RAS corresponding member, Doctor of Economics Leonid L. Fituni (Russia); Professor at the University of the Western Cape School of Government Patrick Bond (South Africa).

  • Rethinking African Political Economy in 2020

    Timothy Shaw, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston (USA)

  • Designs of the Four: Comparing African strategies of Russia, China, US and EU against the Backdrop of the (re-) Emerging Bipolarity

    Leonid L. Fituni, Deputy Director of the RAS Institute for African Studies, RAS corresponding member, Doctor of Economics (Russia)

  • Roundtable Discussion: "China in Africa: New Strategic Reality and its Impacts on Continent’s Development”

    Discussants: Patrick Bond (South Africa), Evgeniy N. Grachikov (RUDN, Russia), Padraig Carmody (Ireland), Tatyana L. Deych (IAS RAS, Russia), Ian Taylor (UK), Vladimir I. Yurtaev (RUDN, Russia)

  • Potential of the African Continent in the New Development Strategy of the Russian Federation

    Irina O. Abramova, Director of the RAS Institute for African Studies, RAS corresponding member, Doctor of Economics (Russia)

  • The New Page for Russia-Africa Relations

    Evgeniy N. Korendyasov, PhD in Economics., Head of the Centre for Studies of Russian-African Relations and Foreign Policies of African Countries, RAS Institute for African Studies (Russia)

  • Civil and Professional Destinies of the African Graduates from Soviet Universities

    Natalia L. Krylova, Doctor of History., Chief Researcher at the RAS Institute for African Studies (Russia)

  • Teleconference. The Lands of My Father: The Story of Ouardia Belanteur, a Female Algerian Student in 1960s/70s Russia

    Dr. Natalya Vince, Reader in North African and French Studies, University of Portsmouth (UK)

  • Discussion.

    Participants: Alla Yu. Borzova (Brazil in Africa; RUDN); Valeriy A. Usov (India in Africa; RISS); Anastasia A. Zabella (China in Africa; RUDN)

  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee-break

    RUDN banquet hall

    16:30-19:00 The conference work continues in two parallel sections:

    3а. Conceptualizing Africa’ IR: Western and Non-Western Theories

    RUDN Rector's Hall

    3b. Conflicts and Peacekeeping in Africa

    RUDN № 3 Hall

    19:00-20:00 Banquet

    RUDN banquet hall

    Session 3а. "Conceptualizing Africa’ IR: Western and Non-Western Theories"

    RUDN Rector's Hall

    Session co-chairs – Head of Department of Theory and History of International Relations, RUDN University, Doctor of political science Denis A. Degterev (Russia); Professor at the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston Timothy Shaw (USA)

  • History of the Slave Trade and Mutual Perceptions of African Migrants and African Americans in the USA

    Dmitri M. Bondarenko, Deputy Director of the Institute for African Studies, RAS corresponding member, RSUH professor, Doctor of History (Russia)

  • Black Studies Theories and Methodologies Afrocentricity

    Aaron X. Smith, Temple University (USA)

  • The Role of Ubuntu Philosophy in Resolving Political Conflicts in Africa

    Maria G. Ivanova, PhD in Philosophy, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, RUDN University (Russia)

  • Non- Western IR theories: African Perspectives

    RUDN University, Claire Amuhaya (Kenya); Mugabi Brian (Uganda); Olumide Oluwakayode (Nigeria)

  • USSR and the Nkrumah’s Project of the Union of African States (Based on the Russian Archival Materials)

    Sergey V. Mazov, Doctor of History, Senior Researcher, Center for African Studies, RAS Institute of World History (Russia)

  • Tropical Africa: Political Leadership in the Post-Colonial Period

    Tatiana S. Denisova, Head of the Centre for Tropical African Studies, RAS Institute for African Studies, PhD in history (Russia)

  • Western IR Theories in Studying Africa: Limits and Possibilities

    Natalya Ivkina, senior lecturer, PhD in history; Nikita Kuklin, assistant, Department of theory and history of international relations, RUDN University (Russia)

  • International Cooperation on the Nile River Basin

    Irina Nesterova, PhD in Political science, Senior Lecturer, Department of World Politics, St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

  • Practical Viability Test for the Principles of Sub-Regional Economic Integration in Africa (Сase of Energy market)

    Anna Yu. Sharova, Senior researcher, Centre for Global and Strategic Studies, RAS Institute for African Studies, PhD in Economics (Russia)

  • Liberian Interference in the Ivorian Civil War of 2002-2007 through the Lens of Supply Networks Theory

    Alexander Yu. Shipilov, PhD Candidate, Center for African Studies, RAS Institute of World History (Russia)

  • African Foreign Policy Thought and Classical Political Doctrines: the Commonality of Ethical and Axiological Grounds

    Andrei V, Shabaga, Professor, Doctor of Philosophy; Ivan E. Lapshin, PhD in Philosophy, Assistant professor, RUDN University (Russia)

  • International Communication and West African Symbols: Stereotypical and Archetypical Aspects

    Elena A. Ivanova, PhD in Philosophy, Assistant professor, Department of Mass Communication, RUDN University (Russia)

  • Teleconference. International Relations Theory of African States

    Kigen Morumbasi, Strathmore University, Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Teleconference. “Postcolonial Maghreb and the Limits of IR” - Narratives as Tools for IR Theory

    Jessica da Silva, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

  • Discussion

    Participants: Olga V. Constantinova (IAS RAS, Russia); H. Djavad (Afghanistan, RUDN); Vladimir Ivanov (RUDN, Russia); Malek Musli (LAS; Algeria); Vladimir Shubin (IAS RAS, Russia)

  • Session 3b. "Conflicts and Peacekeeping in Africa"

    RUDN № 3 Hall

    Session co-chairs – Senior Researcher at the RAS Institute for African Studies; Assistant professor at RUDN Department of African and Arabic Studies; Senior Researcher at the HSE International Centre of Anthropology, PhD in political science Sergey V. Kostelyanets (Russia); Professor of the Makerere University Kasaija Apuuli (Uganda)

  • The African Union and Peace-keeping in Africa

    Kasaija Apuuli, Professor, Makerere University (Uganda)

  • UN-African Union Nexus in Peace and Security: Challenges and Opportunities

    Svetlana A. Bokeria, PhD in Law, assistant professor. RUDN University Department of theory and history of international relations (Russia)

  • Contemporary Wars in Africa or 21st Century Competition for Power

    Galina M. Sidorova, Doctor of History, Professor at Moscow State Linguistic Unviersity, Diplomatic Academy, MFA of Russia, RAS Institute for African Studies (Russia); Eliza Lyubenova (Harvard University, USA)

  • Russia's Conflict Mediation in Africa: Policy Challenges and Perspectives

    Sergey Kostelyanets, Senior Researcher at the RAS Institute for African Studies; Assistant professor at the RUDN University Department of African and Arabic Studies; Senior Researcher at the HSE International Centre of Anthropology, PhD in political science

  • Risk-Aversion and Risk-Taking in Providing Assistance to Conflict-Affected States: Case of Libya

    Vladimir I. Bartenev, PhD (History), Associate Professor, Chair of International Organizations and World Political Processes, Director of the Center for Security and Development Studies, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)

  • Cooperation in North Africa in the Context of Regional Conflict Potential: Models and Risks

    Igor V. Ryzhov, Doctor in History, Head of the Department of Russian History and Politics, Nizniy Novgorod State University (Russia); Elena M. Savicheva, Associate Professor, RUDN University Department of theory and history of international relations, PhD in History (Russia)

  • Anglophone Problem in Cameroon: The Strike Action and Human rights Violations

    Ndongo Nlate Jean Martial (Cameroon), RUDN University

  • Violent Conflicts and Insecurity in West Africa: Causes and Prospects

    RUDN University, Dju Orlindo (Guinea Bissau), Adebayo Kafilat & Idahosa Stephen (Nigeria), Oumar Sidibe (Mali), Mougadam Mahamat (Chad)

  • Military Instability in the Republic of Mali at the beginning of 2020: Field Observation Experience

    Daria V. Vanyukova, PhD in Arts, researcher at the State Museum of Oriental Art (Russia)

  • A New Stage of International Competition in Eastern Africa? (Case of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)

    Kirill Aleshin, Researcher at the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies, RAS Institute for African Studies, PhD in Economics (Russia)

  • Horn of Africa Region: Challenges and Horizons of International Security

    Valeriy Titov, Africanist (Russia); Kassaye Nigusie W. Michael, Professor, Doctor of History Department of theory and history of international relations, RUDN University (Russia)

  • Discussion.

    Participants: Taha Ahmed Hassan (Sudan, RUDN); Alexey V. Andreev (RISS, Russia); E.B. Chimanpa (Nigeria, RUDN); Nina V. Grishina (RAS IAS, Russia); Petr V. Ivanov (RUDN, Russia); Soumaila Kanoute (Somalia, RUDN); Jean C. Kouma (Cameroon; Cameroon Embassy); Maria A. Osminina (UNN, Russia)

  • 19:00-20:00 Banquet

    RUDN banquet hall

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