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Prof. Rita Abrahamsen to deliver keynote address at May conference

Prof. Rita Abrahamsen, from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, will deliver a keynote address at our CAS Annual International Conference 'New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond', to be held 28-29 May in Edinburgh.

Accruing an in-depth expertise in African politics, security and development, security privatization and postcolonial theory, prof. Abrahamsen is the author of acclaimed works such as Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and the Good Governance Agenda in Africa (2000) and, more recently, Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics (co-authored, 2011). Other publications have appeared in leading journals including African Affairs, Alternatives, International Political Sociology, Journal of Modern African Studies, Political Studies, Third World Quarterly and Review of African Political Economy. She was joint-editor of African Affairs from 2009 to 2014.

For full details on the conference programme, click here.