Edited by Cyril Obi

The APN Lecture series provides an avenue for influential thinkers, practitioners, policy makers, and activists to reflect on and speak to the critical issues and challenges facing African peacebuilding. This publication series documents lectures given on the platform of the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) program, and its institutional partners. These lectures provide an analysis of processes, institutions, and mechanisms for, as well as the politics of peacebuilding on the continent, and contribute towards broadening debates and knowledge about the trajectories of conflict and peace in conflict-affected African countries and regions. The APN Lecture series seeks to address knowledge gaps in African peace and security, including its links to local, national, and global structures and processes. These publications also provide critical overviews and innovative reflections on the state of the field, including new thinking critical to knowledge production and dissemination in overlooked or emerging areas of African peacebuilding.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in lectures published as part of the APN Lecture Series are those of the lecturers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the African Peacebuilding Network or the Social Science Research Council, unless directly stated otherwise.

No. 1

“African Solutions for African Problems”: Where is the Research?
By Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu

No. 2

Some Reflections on Democracy and Development in Africa
By Ladipupo Adamolekun

No. 3

Peacebuilding in Rwanda: The Journey so Far
By Richard Sezibera

No. 4

Reckoning with the Pasts and Reimagining the Futures of African Studies for the 21st Century
By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

No. 5

Mediating Complex Community Conflicts in Africa: Connecting Research to Peacebuilding
By Chukwuemeka B. Eze

No. 6

Fieldwork in Violent and Dangerous Places
By Morten Bøås

No. 7

Navigating Elements of Complexity, Reflexivity and Flexibility: Reflections on Research Ethics During Global Pandemics
By Ismail Rashid

No. 8

Transforming African Scholarly Writing: Politics of Knowledge Production, Mobility, and Conviviality
By Francis B. Nyamnjoh

No. 9

Social Science Research in Africa in an Age of Disruptions
By Mwenda Ntarangwi

No. 10

Conflict, Peacebuilding, and Security: Reflections on Effective Writing and Dissemination Strategies
By Cedric de Coning

No. 11

Challenges Facing African Women Engaged In Research: Reflections On Managing The Work-life Balance
By Jacinta Mwende Maweu

No. 12

Critical Research Methods Regarding Climate Change-related Conflict And Peace In Africa
By Joram Tarusarira

No. 13

Decolonizing Knowledge Production Praxis: Critical Pathways For Governance, Peace, And Security Research In Africa
By Linda Darkwa

No. 14

Crazy Tings: Can We Be True To Self, A Decolonial Agenda, And Thrive In Today’s Academy?
By Akosua Adomako Ampofo