The Nordic Africa Institute

Claude Ake memorial lecture

The challenge of peacebuilding:

Responses to insecurity in Africa

Time • 23 Nov 2022 15:30 - 17:00

The 2022 Claude Ake memorial lecture in Uppsala

Professor Kwesi Aning from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre in Ghana is the holder of the 2022 Claude Ake Visiting Chair, a scholarship set up by the Nordic Africa Institute and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in memory of the late Professor Claude Ake.

Uppsala Castle, Vasasalen

Drottning Christinas väg 1, Uppsala, Sweden


Wednesday 23 November 2022, 15:30-17:00

The event is open for all and free of charge, but admission not guaranteed. First come, first served.

The event is co-organised by the Nordic Africa Institute and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

About the Claude Ake Chair:
The Chair was set up in 2003 by The Nordic Africa Institute and Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. Is was created in memory of the late Professor Claude Ake, renowned Nigerian scholar, and is intended for academics who combine a profound commitment to scholarship with a strong advocacy for social justice.

Professor Kwesi Aning extended bio:
Kwesi Aning is full Professor and Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research (FAAR), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre since 2007. He served as the African Union’s first expert on counterterrorism from 2005-2007. In 2021, he served as a senior consultant on the Independent Project Evaluation on Support to the Maldives on Counter-terrorism, and in 2022 appointed as a UN Expert on evaluating the EU’s Counter-terrorism interventions in Sri Lanka. From October 2022, he will serve on the World Food Programs (WFP) Security Advisory Board. Research interests include peacekeeping economies, hybrid political orders, security sector reform, and stability operations.

Claude Ake lecture

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