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New Area Studies Launch Event, 30 Nov 2020, 3-5PM GMT

The New Area Studies – an innovative, interdisciplinary, open-access journal- will be launched at a virtual event on 30th of November, 3-5PM GMT. Contributors to the inaugural issue and members of the Editoral Board will discuss the timely arrival of this new journal. Our members, Prof Tony Chafer, Dr Ed Stoddard and Sorina Toltica will be contributing with a paper on how to overcome Area Studies’ Policy-Relevant Research Problems & the case of the Sahel. More info, schedule, and registration details in images below. @NewAreaStudies

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Update & Resources on West Africa

Niger: American hostage rescued by US special forces An American hostage kidnapped in Niger has been freed in a raid by US special forces. Philip Walton was abudcted from a village close to the border with Nigeria by men armed with AK47s on motorbikes. BBC reports that with jihadist and criminal groups known to operate in the Sahel area, at least six hostages are thought to be held captive. Turning the Authoritarian Tide: Strategies For Transforming Securitisation Watch a global debate by the Security Policy Alternatives Network (SPAN) & the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftun, on current trends in peace, security and human rights and prospects for adopting security policy alternatives. Video Recording English/French translation needed? Click here Besoin d’une traduction anglais/français? Cliquez ici The African Soldiers of the First World War RUSI online conversation with the Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP and Professor Michèle Barrett on the forgotten African soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War. Date: 11 November 2020 Time: 1600 GMT Register here  

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