The permeability of borders, along with political vacuums and economic marginalization in the hinterlands, has transformed border communities in the Maghreb-Sahel into epicenters of identity-driven politics, militancy, violent conflict, and organized transnational crime. An all-day conference brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine security and governance challenges in the region.
This event is co-hosted with the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20036
8:30 a.m.: Registration
9:00 to 9:15 a.m:
Opening Remarks – Michele Dunne, Cyril Obi
9:15 to 10:45 a.m.: Insecurity in Border Areas in Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria – Amy Hawthorne, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, Rebecca Murray
Moderator: Samba Tall
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Evolution of Security Threats in Mali, Mauritania, and Nigeria
Anouar Boukhars, Boubacar N’Diaye, Gbemisola Animasawun
Moderator: Ismail Rashid
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
John Desrocher, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Politics, Democracy, and Peacebuilding in the Sahel
Kamissa Camara, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Cheri Baker, Charles Ukeje
Moderator: Cyril Obi
This event is hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Click here to register.