Old Friends, New Partnerships
and Perspectives for the 21st Century

14 – 16 June 2012


14 June [Thursday]

08:45 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome addresses

10:00 – 11:30 Keynote address

Prof. TAYLOR, Ian (University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)

The New Scramble for Africa

11:30 – 13:30 Plenary panel session, chair: Loránd Szabó

Economic Issues, BRICS–Africa relations

Kopiński, Dominik (Poland, University of Wroclaw): New Friends, Old Friends? World Bank and Africa When the Chinese are Coming

Hung, Wing Lok (United Kingdom, University of Cambridge): The Emergence of ‘Capitalist’ Chinese Merchants in Uganda (1980–Present)

Tarrósy, István (Hungary, PhD, University of Pécs, Africa Research Centre): 21st-Century Chinese Africa-Policy in a Multipolar World and the Use of Soft Power

Mészáros, Zsolt (Hungary, Eötvös Loránd University): Reaching Out to the South: New Dynamism in Brazil-Africa Relations

Nowik, Marcin (Poland, Wrocław University of Economics): The Contribution of India to the African Development

13:30 – 14:30 Buffet lunch

14:30 – 18:00 Plenary panel sessions

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary panel session, chair: István Tarrósy

General Political Theory, Political Issues

Prof. Otayek, René (France, University of Bordeaux 4, LAM): Africa at the Turning of the Millennium: From Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism?

Markó, Ferenc Dávid (Hungary, Central European University): Our Oil on Our Land! Towards a New Framework of Separatism

Földi, Sándor (Hungary, University of Pécs): Thinking Outside the Box – the Arno Peters Map Projection and Africa

15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee break

15:45 – 17:45 Plenary panel session, chair: Hana Horáková

Influences from Outside of the Continent: Socio-Cultural Issues, Media and Law I

Englert, Birgit (Austria, University of Vienna, Department of African Studies): Emerging Transnational Spaces – the Example of Popular Music within the Comorian Diaspora in France

Usacheva, Veronica (Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for African Studies): Social Media and New Image of Africa: New Perspectives and Possible Limitations

Werkman, Kateřina (Czech Republic, Metropolitan University Prague, Charles University Prague): Kony 2012: International Justice as Mob Justice?

Adou, Yao Nicaise (Russia, Russian People Friendship University of Moscow): Destiny of Africa and Provision and Defense of Human Rights

Szántó, Diana (Hungary, University of Pécs): West African Development: the Losers and the Winners of the Big Land Grabbing Operation

Bajzíková, Katarína et al. (Slovakia,Partners for Democratic Change): The Slovak Transition Experience-sharing within Slovak–Tunisian Case of Co-operation

19:00 Conference dinner, Café Paulus Restaurant

15 June [Friday]

09:00 – 10:30 Keynote address

Prof. HYDEN, Goran (University of Florida, USA)

Is Africa Finally Rising? Responses to the Second Scramble

10:30 – 12:00 Plenary panel session, chair: Dominik Kopiński

African Security Issues I

Mezentsev, Stanislav (Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for African Studies): Use of Foreign Military Force in the Horn of Africa

Rudincová, Kateřina (Czech Republic, University of Ostrava): The Possibilities of Border Revisions in the Horn of Africa. Comparative Analysis of Somalia and Sudan

Illés, Zoltán (Hungary, Corvinus University of Budapest): State Building in South Sudan. Clash of International and Domestic Priorities

Záhořík, Jan (Czech Republic, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Centre of African Studies): Ethiopia in the 21st century: Changing Alliances, New Enemies, and Political (In)stability

12:15 – 13:15 Buffet lunch

13:30 – 17:00 Plenary panel sessions

13:30 – 15:30 Plenary panel session, chair: Jan Záhořík

African Security Issues II

Prof. Shubin, Vladimir (Russia, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences): Africa and the War in Libya

Hyánková, Tereza (Czech Republic, University of Pardubice): Algerian Spring: Possibility or Utopia?

Molnár, Erik Jr. (Hungary, Consulate of the Republic of Namibia): Peacekeeping in Namibia, a Successful UN Mission

Besenyő, János (Hungary, Ministry of Defense): Hungarian Armed Forces Missions in Africa, and the Necessary Requirements for the Officers Applying for Peacekeeping Missions

Szabó, Loránd (Hungary, University of Pécs, Africa Research Centre): The Military and the Power in the Congo (DRC)

15:30 – 15:45 Tea/Coffee break

15:45 – 17:30 Plenary panel session, chair: Katarína Bajzíková

Influences from Outside of the Continent: Socio-Cultural Issues, Media and Law II

Horáková, Hana (Czech Republic, Metropolitan University Prague, University of Pardubice): Glimpses into South African Politics: Nelson Mandela’s Forgiveness, Thabo Mbeki’s Africanism, Julius Malema’s Militancy and Racism

Kydlíček, Jakub (Czech Republic, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Centre of African Studies): Echoes of Bourguibism in Tunisian Society – Apolitical Meanings of Jasmine Revolution

Prof. Sárkány, Mihály (Hungary, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology): Some Thoughts on How Kikuyus Eat and Feast

Schumicky, Lilla (United Kingdom, University of Bradford): Linking Economical Recovery to Non-Traditional DDR in Somalia

Simonyi, Gyula (Hungary, BOCS Foundation): Africa’s Demographic Challenges Amidst the Global Ecological Crisis

Lajtai, László (Hungary, Semmelweis University): Language Games, Reproducing Inequalities, and an „Opiod Democracy”: The Triumph of Buprenorphine in Mauritius

17:30 – 17:45 Tea/Coffee break

18:00 – 18:45

“Füssi Nagy Géza” Memorial Lecture

BÚR, Gábor (Hungary, Eötvös Loránd University)

Colonial and modern boundaries of Africa

18:45 – 19:00 Final remarks and future follow-up

TARRÓSY, István and SZABÓ, Loránd organisers of the conference

20:00 Farewell dinner, Teleky Bistro Restaurant

16 June [Saturday]

11:00 – 12:30 Meeeting of the Scientific Board of the Conference

13:30 – 15:00 Central European Africa Studies Review Editorial Board Meeting