3-17 NOV | Intensive Course “Europe-Africa Relations”

Starts Friday, Nov. 3rd, at 6pm. Room D1.07, Building 2, ISCTE-IUL

From Nov. 3 to Nov 17, on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6pm to 10:30pm.

This intensive, three-week, Course offers a forum of discussion on the subject of border and culture crossings in and out of Africa, in a multidisciplinary perspective. The teaching modules will focus on the insertion of Africa in the contemporary world system, and on migrations and social movements set in the historical and present interactions between Africa and Europe.

The Course is addressed at post-graduate students interested in international and migration studies, and in African­-European relations. It will enable them to be facilitators in current cultural, social and political inter-exchanges of people, goods and ideas.The Course offers a circular exchange of ideas, methods and information between different disciplines, nationalities and regional study areas, through a set of lectures, workshop presentations and study group discussions.


Session 1 – Friday 3 Nov – 6pm-8pm

Europe-Africa Relations: an entangled relation.

Speaker: Manuel João Ramos (CEI-IUL)


Session 2 – Friday 3 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm

Portugal’s end of empire and its aftermath

Speaker: Pedro Aires de Oliveira (FCSH-UNL)


Session 3 – Wednesday 8 Nov – 6pm-8pm

Post-Colonial political and social issues – mobility, diaspora and asylum

Speaker: Cristina Santinho (CRIA-IUL)


Session 4 – Wednesday 8 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm

Party systems in Africa: An introductory view

Speaker: Edalina Sanches (ICS-UL)


Session 5 – Friday 10 Nov – 6pm-8pm

The genesis of the European “scramble for Africa”

Speaker: Ana Roque (IICT/CH-UL)


Session 6 – Friday 10 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm

EU-Africa’s political economy – The emperors’ new clothes?  

Speaker: Fernando Jorge Cardoso (IMVF/CEI-IUL)


Session 7 – Wednesday 15 Nov – 6pm-8pm

Social Dynamics in contemporary African cities

Speaker: Amanda Hammar (CAS – Univ. Copehnhagen)


Session 8 – Wednesday 15 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm

Class, race and spatial (in)justice: the case of housing in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Speaker: Simone Tulumello (ISC-ULisboa)


Session 9 – Friday 17 Nov – 6pm-8pm

Europe-Africa relations: Human Rights for whom?

Speaker: Pedro Figueiredo Neto (CEI-IUL/ICS-UL)


Session 10 – Friday 17 Nov – 8:30pm-10:30pm

Women rights and “Traditional Harmful Practices”: FGM/C in Africa and Europe / Conclusion – Wrap up

Speakers: Clara Carvalho (CEI-IUL) and Manuel João Ramos (CEI-IUL)

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CEI-IUL (Center for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-IUL aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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