East African regional integration in historical and contemporary perspective

Le British Institute in Eastern Africa vous convie à Nairobi le 27 juillet 2017 pour une conférence portant sur certains des pays de la “Grande Corne de l’Afrique” (en l’occurrence, le Kenya et le Soudan du Sud). Intitulé “East African regional integration in historical and contemporary perspective“, cet événement est organisé avec le soutien de la British Academy et de la Liverpool John Moores University. Les places étant limitées, il convient de contacter Chris Vaughan (c.m.vaughan@ljmu.ac.uk) avant le 30 juin prochain, en précisant votre identité, votre affiliation institutionnelle et la raison de votre intérêt.

Voici le programme de cette manifestation, en langue anglaise :

9.00-9.20 Introduction/Welcome from the organisers (Dr Chris Vaughan, Liverpool John Moores University, Dr Emma Hunter, University of Edinburgh, Dr Gerard McCann, University of York)

9.20-10.40 Panel 1: Histories of regional integration

Erasing Borders? Mobility, Territoriality, and Citizenship in the East African Federation – Julie McArthur, University of Toronto

Federal Futures in the Times of Decolonization – Kevin Donovan, University of Michigan

The Rise and Collapse of East African Airways – Elizabeth Munge and Babere Kerata Chacha, Laikipia University

10.40 – 11.10 Coffee

11.10-12.10 Panel 2: East Africa and the EU/EEC, past and present

Competing Regional Agendas: The European Economic Community and East Africa (1957-2017), Frank Gerits, University of Amsterdam

The East African Community and the European Union – From Regional Integration to EU-EAC Cooperation, Moses Onyango US International University, Nairobi, Kenya and Jean-Marc Trouille, Bradford University, UK

12.10-1.10 Panel 3: Interactions between ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ regionalisms

Elusive national communities, cross border community relations and regionalism in East Africa, 1961-1980, Peter Wafula Wekesa, Kenyatta University

Language ecologies in emerging East African regional integration, Lutz Marten, SOAS University of London and Nancy C. Kula (University of Essex):

1.10 – 2.10 Lunch (provided)

2.10-3.50 Contemporary challenges

Shaped of, but not by the Global Economic Order: Tracing the Economic Rationale of the Contemporary EAC, Peter O’Reilly, University of York

Coalition of the willing as a pathway to East African regional integration? Gordon Onyango Omenya, Pwani University

Foreign policy and regional integration: Assessing the interplay of national versus regional policy preferences in the quest for EAC’s political unification, Sekou Toure Otondi, University of Nairobi

The politics of regional infrastructure plans: Kenya, China and the Standard Gauge Railway, Uwe Wissenbach (tbc)

3.50 – 4.20 Coffee

4.20-5.20 Round-table discussion: The challenges of regional integration past and present

5.20-5.40 Concluding remarks

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