This coming April 15 & 16 at the University of Texas, Austin there will be a very interesting conference looking at shifting conflict patterns in Africa, and drivers of instability and cooperation. The conference is co-hosted by the African Center for Strategic Studies, Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS), the U.S. Africa Command, and the U.S. Army War College Fellowship. The conference includes a very impressive lineup of speakers and an extensive look at factors both within and beyond the region that contribute to conflict and cooperation. From the CCAPS website:
Food and water stress, migration and urbanization, and rapid political shifts are reshaping the sociopolitical landscape in Africa, and with it the incentives and triggers for potential conflict and cooperation in responding to these changes. Within this frame, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the U.S. Africa Command, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, and the Army War College Fellowship at UT-Austin will host a two-day conference examining the drivers of changing conflict patterns in Africa. The conference brings together policymakers, practitioners, military personnel, and scholars to share new research and policy options on conflict issues impacting African and global security.
For more information, check out the event webpage here.