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Africa Hub Launch Programme

Africa Hub Launch Programme

Monday, 20 June, 13:30-18:15

The Oculus, 0.03

 

13:30-13:50 Launch of the Warwick Africa Hub
  • Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick
  • Professor Mike Shipman, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International)

13:50-14:50 Panel 1: European and African Universities Collaboration/North-South Partnerships

Chair: Professor Franklyn Lisk, Co-Academic Director, Africa

Speakers:

  • Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General, African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA); former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana
  • Professor Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
  • Professor David Luke, Professor in Practice and Strategic Director, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Cristina D’Alessandro, Professor at Sciences Po, The Paris Institute of Political Studies
14:50-15:10 Refreshment break

15:10-15:55 Panel 2: Warwick’s Partnerships in Africa

Chair: Professor Dan Branch, Co-Academic Director, Africa; Academic Director, Warwick Doctoral College

Speakers:

  • Professors Ann Stewart & Sharifah Sekalala, Warwick Law School
  • Dr Bronwyn Harris, Warwick Medical School, Warwick CARTA Coordinator & Professor Frances Griffiths, Warwick Medical School
  • Dr Briony Jones, Department of Politics and International Studies, Co-Director of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID)
  • Professor Yvette Hutchison, Theatre and Performance Studies
15:55-16:40 Panel 3: Student Initiatives and Opportunities

Chair: Sally Smith, Director of International Strategy and Relations

Speakers:

  • Professor David Davies, Warwick in Africa
  • Professor Jo Angouri, Academic Director (Education and Internationalisation), Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Bience Gawanas, former UN Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa
  • Rita Agoumi, Law student and President of 2022 Warwick Africa Summit
16:40-17:00 Refreshment break

17:00-18:15 Distinguished Lecture “Africa and the SDGs: What will it take to achieve them?”
  • Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General, African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA); former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.