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.
“African Solutions for African Problems”: Where is the Research?
By Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu
Some Reflections on Democracy and Development in Africa
By Ladipupo Adamolekun
Peacebuilding in Rwanda: The Journey so Far
By Richard Sezibera
Reckoning with the Pasts and Reimagining the Futures of African Studies for the 21st Century
By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Mediating Complex Community Conflicts in Africa: Connecting Research to Peacebuilding
By Chukwuemeka B. Eze
Fieldwork in Violent and Dangerous Places
By Morten Bøås
Navigating Elements of Complexity, Reflexivity and Flexibility: Reflections on Research Ethics During Global Pandemics
By Ismail Rashid
Transforming African Scholarly Writing: Politics of Knowledge Production, Mobility, and Conviviality
By Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Social Science Research in Africa in an Age of Disruptions
By Mwenda Ntarangwi