Inauguration of an international conference

2021-06-17

On Wednesday 16 June 2021, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Anders Hagfeldt, inaugurated the International Conference Beyond Crisis and Insecurity: Cultural Creativity, Popular Struggle and Social Change in West Africa. 

Conference organizer is the Forum for Africa Studies.

Professor Sten Hagberg gave an introduction to the theme in which he pointed out the importance of looking beyond narratives of crisis and insecurity in analyzing West Africa. The global media dramaturgy tends to paint the region in red, alarmist colours in what he called the politics of red zone.

The conference is ongoing until Saturday 19 June. It is open and free of charge.
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Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Anders Hagfeldt on zoom
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anders Hagfeldt

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