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Book Talk on ‘African Peace – Regional Norms from the OAU to the AU’

April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law presents:

Book Talk on ‘African Peace – Regional Norms from the OAU to the AU’

Speaker: Dr Kathryn Nash, Chancellor’s Fellow, Edinburgh Law School

Discussant: Dr Sara Dorman, Senior Lecturer in Politics and IR, University of Edinburgh

About the event

African regional organizations have played leading roles in constructing collective conflict management rules for the continent, but these rules or norms have not been static. Currently, the African Union (AU) deploys monitors, authorizes peace support operations, and actively engages to resolve internal conflicts. Just a few decades ago, these actions would have been deeply controversial under the Organization of African Unity (OAU). What changed to allow for this transformation in the way the African regional organization approaches peace and security?

About the speaker

Dr Kathryn Nash is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School. She completed her PhD at SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on norms, the role of regions in the international community, and peace and security issues. Prior to beginning her PhD, Dr Nash worked for the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. She has a Master’s degree in conflict resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University in International relations.

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April 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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