Claude Ake Visiting Chair

This visiting chair at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, is a collaboration between the department and the Nordic Africa Institute. It is funded by the Swedish Government and Uppsala University to honour the memory of Professor Claude Ake, prominent African scholar, philosopher and humanist.

Claude Ake Professor Chair 2016

Professor Tim Murithi is the 2016 Claude Ake Visiting Chair jointly hosted by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). He is also Extraordinary Professor of African Studies, at the Centre for African Studies, University of Free State, South Africa and Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, in Cape Town.

About Claude Ake Visiting Chair

The Claude Ake Visiting Chair was set up in 2003 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (DPCR), in collaboration with the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and with funding from the Swedish Government and Uppsala University. The Chair honours the memory of  Professor Claude Ake, a distinguished scholar, philosopher, teacher and humanist, who died tragically in 1996. The Chair is intended for scholars who, like Claude Ake, combine a profound commitment to scholarship with a strong advocacy for social justice. The Chair is open to social scientists working at African universities with problems related to war, peace, conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and development on the African continent.The visiting chair holder is offered a conducive environment to pursue his or her own research, while there is also opportunity for lecturing, holding seminars and contributing to ongoing research activities at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Nordic Africa Institute.
 

Claude Ake memorial paper series

African Conflicts, Development and Regional Organisations in the Post-Cold War International System
Victor A.O. Adetula
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 8
Find more information about "African Conflicts, Development and Regional Organisations..." and the file for download here.

The Oil Industry in Uganda; A Blessing in Disguise or an all Too Familiar Curse?
Pamela K. Mbabazi
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 7
Find more information about "The Oil Industry in Uganda; A Blessing in Disguise..." and the file for download here.

Evaluating the Darfur Peace Agreement: A Call for an Alternative Approach to Crisis Management,
Adam Azzain Mohamed
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 6. Find more information about "Evaluating the Darfur Peace Agreement..." and the file for download here.

Where the Old meets the New. Transitional Justice, Peacebuilding and Traditional Reconciliation Practices in Africa, Charles Villa-Vicencio
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 5. Find more information about "Where the Old meets the New..." and the file for download here.

Democracy and Stability in West Africa: The Ghanaian Experience
Kwame Boafo-Arthur
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 4.Find more information about "Democracy and Stability in West Africa..." and the file for download here.

The African union: forward march or about face-turn?, Amadu Sesay
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 3. Find more information about "The African union..." and the file for download here.

No choice, but democracy: prising the people out of politics in Africa? Cyril I. Obi
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 2.Find more information about "No choice, but democracy..." and the file for download here.

Explaining & managing ethnic conflict in Africa: towards a cultural theory of democracy, L. Adele Jinadu
Claude Ake Memorial Papers No. 1. Find more information about "Explaining & managing ethnic conflict in Africa..." and the file for download here.

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