12.30pm, Welcome: by Dibyesh Anand (Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster).

Hannah Cross, Gary Littlejohn, Editorial board. Revisiting ROAPE’s priorities: patterns of resistance, the state and conflict.

12.45pm, Panel 1: Popular struggle and solidarity (chaired by Farhang Morady, DPIR)

David Seddon (Exeter). Global dissent: four decades of class struggle in Africa - a historical and comparative perspective.

Henri-Pierre Koubaka (freelance reporter who has covered post electoral crisis in various African countries). “Enough is enough!”: A Look at the 2011-2012 Pre Electoral Protests in Senegal.

Jamie Allinson (DPIR). Rancière in Cairo?: The formation of a popular subject in the Egyptian Revolution.

2pm Double Book Launch. John S. Saul. A Flawed Freedom. Rethinking Southern African Liberation (Pluto)/South Africa – the Present as History. From Mrs Ples to Mandela and Marikana (co-authored with Patrick Bond, James Currey). Introduced by Peter Lawrence (Keele).

2.40pm Coffee break

3.00pm Panel 2: Conflict, the state and democracy (discussant: Dibyesh Anand, chaired by Teresa Almeida Cravo, Coimbra/DPIR)

Sara Pantuliano (Head of Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI). Title tbc.

Abdelwahab El-Affendi (Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster). The African Union nd Democracy Promotion and Consolidation on the Continent: A New Role?

3.50pm Book Launch: Lara Pawson. In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre (I.B. Tauris). Introduced by Leo Zeilig.

4.30pm Coffee break.

5pm Ruth First special issue launch: download the programme in PDF format.

This symposium is supported by the Emerging Powers Programme of DPIR, University of Westminster. Please RSVP to [email protected] – all welcome.

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Supported by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

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