Conflictual situation of the continent and main challenges for security

Policies and International Relations

Summary

Este taller hará un breve repaso por las diferentes causas de conflictos y violencia armada a lo largo de la historia de África, desde la época pre-colonial hasta nuestros días. Explorará más detenidamente cómo han cambiado las causas y la naturaleza de los  conflictos durante y tras la guerra fría. El taller acabará analizando el caso concreto de la República Democrática del Congo para examinar las diferentes capas que tienen los conflictos en África actualmente, así como las diferentes intervenciones que se han llevado a cabo.

Speakers

CODES - Ponentes - Marta Íñiguez

Marta Íñiguez

Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Prior to this position she has taught at the University of Cambridge, the LSE, Queen's University, Rouen Business School, Deakin University and La Trobe University. Her research interests intersect peace and conflict studies, African studies, historical sociology and practice theory in IR. This concerns in particular the practice of "post-conflict" statebuilding and everyday forms of resistance, the interconnection between micro and macro-level political orders, and the analysis of patterns of power during war and peace processes. Current research is focused on EU’s peace building policies in the Great Lakes, the militarisation of peacebuilding and political transitions through the emergence of African social movements.