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Geopolítica da África Subsariana

 Non-degree course     Departamento de Sociologia [Portuguese]

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Profile of the programme Geopolitics of Sub-Saharan Africa – Political Transitions in Africa (6th edition - 17-21 June 2024)

Duration: 20 hours of classes

Language: English

Mode: online (Zoom)

Certificate of participation: issued to students who attend 80% of the classes.

Credit: 6 ECTS awarded by FCSH/UBI (optional, upon the positive evaluation of an essay with 6000 words).

Frequency fee: 50 euros

Discount: 50% for students and staff of the institutions involved in the scientific committee and Portuguese public entities

Scholarships: 24 (see application requirements)
Value of the scholarship: 200 euros

Application deadline: 07/06/2024
Key learning outcomes 17th of June 2024
Turkey in Africa: A New Emerging Power?
Prof. Dr. Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioglu - Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey
Deepening and Expanding Sino-African Relations: The Development of Partnerships between China and African States
Dr. Yichao Li - Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China

18th of June 2024
Political Transition in Africa: A view from the Horn of Africa
Dr. Yonas Ashine Demisse - College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
EU external action on peace and state-building in Somalia and Mali
Dr. Ana Carina S. Franco - Portuguese Institute of International Relations - IPRI NOVA, Portugal

19th of June 2024
Is Liberal Democracy Failing in Africa or Is Africa Failing under Liberal Democracy?
Prof. Efem N. Ubi - Acting Director of Research and Studies, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Nigeria
Democratization in Africa: The development condition revisited
Prof. Manuel Couret Pereira Branco – University of Évora, Portugal

20th of June 2024
Continuities, Transformations, and Roots of Political Turbulence in Ethiopia, 1974-2024
Prof. Jan Zahorik - Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Authoritarianism and the fight against extremist groups/terrorism in Africa
Prof. Fernando Luz Brancoli - Institute of International Relations and Defense of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IRID - UFRJ), Brazil

21st of June 2024
Civilian crisis management in Africa
Ambassador José Costa Pereira – former Director of Pan African Affairs of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and current Portuguese Ambassador in South Africa, Portugal
Analysing (In) formal relations and networks in Security Force Assistance: The case of Niger
Prof. Nina Wilén - Lund University and the Director for the Africa Programme at Egmont Institute for International Relation, Sweden
Occupational profiles of graduates Organizers:
• Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Beira Interior (FCSH/UBI)
• OBSERVARE, Observatory of External Relations, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL)
• Centre of International Studies, Iscte – Lisbon University Institute (CEI-Iscte/IUL)
• Institute of National Defense (IDN), Ministry of Defense, Portugal.

Scientific committee:
• Alberto Neves Marinheiro (IDN), Lisbon, Portugal;
• Aleksi Ylönen (CEI-Iscte/IUL), Lisbon, Portugal;
• Mürsel Bayram - Department of African Studies at the Institute for Area Studies at the Social Sciences of Ankara University, Turkey;
• Francisco Leandro - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, China;
• Isabel Ferreira Nunes (IDN), Lisbon, Portugal;
• Gilberto Oliveira – Institute of International Relations and Defense (IRID) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil;
• Ricardo Sousa (FCSH/UBI), Covilhã and OBSERVARE/UAL, Lisbon, Portugal;
• Yoannes Tekalign Beza, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Departamento de Sociologia

Estrada do Sineiro, 6200-209 Covilhã

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Ricardo Real Pedrosa de Sousa
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2024-04-05

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