African Globalities – Global Africans

4th Pécs African Studies Conference
9–10 June 2016 | University of Pécs, Hungary


(Final Version)

Conference Day 19th June 2016

10:00 – 10:45 Opening: József Bódis, Rector of the University of Pécs, Zsolt Páva, Mayor of Pécs, György Suha, Ministerial Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, István Tarrósy, Main Organizer of the Conference, University of Pécs

10:45 – 11:45 Keynote: Rotberg, Robert I. (Harvard University, USA)

11:45 – 12:15 Questions & Answers

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break at Teleky Bistro

13:45 – 14:45 Distinguished Africanist Lecture: Hyden, Goran (University of Florida, USA)

14:45 – 16:45 Panel meetings

Conference Room 3

Panel 1: African responses to globalization I. – Chair: Thobhani, Akbarali (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA)

Ramose, M.B. (University of Limpopo, South Africa): African philosophy without Africa: A plea for epistemic and social justice

Abbay, Alemseged (Frostburg State University, USA): Eritrea: Neither a colony, nor a nation meant to be

Mormul, Joanna (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Portuguese legacy in Lusophone Africa: Colonial bastard or hope for better future?

Thobhani, Akbarali (MSU Denver, USA): Western Sahara under Moroccan administration since 1975: Social, political and economic transformations

Klute, Georg – Sanyó, Tamás (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, Germany): Political Orders in the Making: a comparative study of emerging forms of political organisation from Libya to Northern Mali

Régi, Tamás (Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Hungary): Studying Tourism in Africa: an Interdisciplinary Endeavour

Conference Room 2

Panel 2: Gender Issues – Chair: Rubagiza, Jolly (University of Rwanda, Rwanda)

Usman, Zainab A. (Szent István University, Hungary): Regional integration and inclusive growth in Africa: A gender perspective

Rubagiza, Jolly (University of Rwanda, Rwanda): Women living informal unions and property rights in Rwanda

Bagi, Judit (University of Pécs, Hungary): Gender Machinery. Advantages and Pitfalls of Rwandan Gender Policy

Koscielak, Lech (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland): Old and new gender issues in Africa

16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00 Panel meetings

Conference Room 2

Panel 3: Europe–Africa relations, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe – Chair: Klosowicz, Robert (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Neszmélyi, György (Budapest Business School, Hungary): Opportunities and challenges in the Hungaro-Nigerian relations

Besenyő, János (Hungarian Armed Forces): Hungarian participation in the EU-led African operations

Klosowicz, Robert (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Jagellonian Research Centre for African Studies as a continuation of Cracow African Studies traditions

Conference Room 3

Panel 4: African responses to globalization II. – Chair: Bogaards, Matthijs (Central European University, Hungary)

Biernaczky, Szilárd (Mundus Hungarian University Publishers): What do you think about Afrocentric vision?

Broich, Tobias – Szirmai, Adam – Thomsson, Kaj (Maastricht University, The Netherlands): Precolonial centralization, foreign aid and modern state capacity in Africa

Bogaards, Matthijs (Central European University, Hungary): The democratizing power of elections in Africa and Asia

Hazan, Robert – Rucki, Sheila (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA): Morocco as democratization model in Africa

Biedermann, Zsuzsánna (Centre for Economic and Regional Sciences of HAS, Hungary): Rwanda – Developmental state in a unique setting

T. Horváth, Attila (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary): Key challenges of the education for librarianship in Tanzania

20:00 – Conference Dinner and African Music Evening in Paulus Café Restaurant

Conference Day 210th June 2016

9:00 – 10:30 Panel meetings

Conference Room 3

Panel 5: BRICS and Africa – Chair: Zamponi, Mario (University of Bologna, Italy)

Taylor, Ian (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): The BRICS in Africa: reconfiguration or re-escalation of dependency?

Búr, Gábor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): The BRICS in Africa – Who will be the next?

Fonseca, R. Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa): Mapping southern Africa’s maritime space into global energy networks: the role of the BRICS

Zamponi, Mario (University of Bologna, Italy): Land grabbing in Africa: The role of the BRICS

Conference Room 2

Panel 6: Emerging Economies II. – Chair: Khudori, Darwis (University of Le Havre, France)

Khudori, Darwis (University of Le Havre, France): Africa in Bandung: Western Mindset on Africa and on Afro-Asian relations

Klemensits, Péter (PAGEO, Hungary): The Africa policies of the Southeast Asian countries in the 21st century

Vasily, Sidorov (Institute of African Studies Moscow, Russia): Russian business in South Africa

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel meetings

Conference Room 3

Panel 7: Urbanization – Chair: Klute, Georg (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, Germany)

Lieszkovszky, József Pál (Hungary): Urban processes in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future

Czirják, Ráhel (PAGEO, Hungary): Urbanization crisis in Africa – The example of Kibera

Gyuris, Kata (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): Cape Town in contemporary South African literary imagination

Conference Room 2

Panel 8: Circular Migration – Chair: Zumo, Lawrence A. (Neurology and Neuroscience PGHospital/UMMS Cheverly Maryland, USA)

Appiah-Adjei, Daniel (University of Ghana, Ghana): Engaging drama in the discussions of circular migration in a changing world

Zumo, Lawrence A. (Neurology and Neuroscience PGHospital/UMMS Cheverly Maryland, USA): Distorted circular migration and misgovernance in tandem: The Liberia scenario

Ceesay, Hassoum (University of The Gambia, The Gambia): Strange farmers, chief and groundnuts: circular migration in colonial Gambia 1900–1950

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break at Teleky Bistro

14:00 – 16:15 Panel meetings

Conference Room 3

Panel 9: Emerging economies’ relations with Africa – Chair: Taylor, Ian (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)

Eszterhai, Viktor (PAGEO, Hungary): The Sino-Angolan state-level relations – A constructivist approach

Polyák, Eszter (PAGEO, Hungary): Crossing interests – What is China’s role in Africa?

Simigh, Fruzsina (PAGEO, Hungary): China’s participation in the UN peacekeeping operations and what it means in light of the recent Sino-African relations

Gan Quan – Bakosné Böröcz, Mária – Zsarnóczai J., Sándor (Szent István University, Hungary): Renewable and fossil energy use in China

Khlebnikova, Luiza (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia): Emerging donors in Sub-Saharan Africa in an age of upheaval: Case of Israel

Kaag, Mayke (African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands): Africa’s changing educational landscape: the case of Turkish schools in West-Africa

Conference Room 2

Panel 10: Security Issues – Chair: Tarrósy, István (University of Pécs, Hungary)

Hazel, Cameron (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): The Matabeleland Massacres 1982–85. Testing the concept of the ‘external institutional bystander’ as a theoretical framework capable of conceptualising UK policy response patterns in Zimbabwe

Marsai, Viktor (National University of Public Service, Hungary): Somalia and the international community – A need for change

Kim, Kwang-Su – Lim, Gi-Dae (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea): Study on AQIM’s current situation and identity: Focussing on Nigeria, Mali and Tunisia

Tarrósy, István (University of Pécs, Hungary): Beliefs, atrocities, policies – Albinos in Tanzania

Deák, Máté Iván (University of Pécs, Hungary): German wings over Africa – The interwar success of Lufthansa between 1919–1939

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Panel meetings

Conference Room 2

Panel 11: African migration trends I. – Chair: Gyurácz, Veronika (Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary)

Mpondi, Douglas (Metropolitan State University Denver, USA): ‘In Exile and yet at Home’: Narratives and experiences of the Zimbabwean Diaspora in the United States of America.

Adebayo, Ogunniyi – Kayode, Salman – Olagunju, Kehinde (Szent István University, Hungary): Do remittance inflows improve the households welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Nigeria

Gyurácz, Veronika (Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary): Investigative journalism against human trafficking in West Africa

Koike, Rie (Tokoha University, Japan): A Chagos refugee represented in Lindsey Collen’s Mutiny

Conference Room 3

Panel 12: African migration trends II. – Tesfay, Sába (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary)

Tesfay, Sába (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary): The endurance of migration from Eritrea

Gebrewahd, Meressa Tsehaye (Mekelle University, Ethiopia): Hosting emigrants as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) of States: comparative studies of the Greater Horn of African states’ Human security policy packages for Eritrean refugees

Gan Quan – Zsarnóczai, J. Sándor – Bárczi, Judit (Szent István University, Hungary): Correlation of economic conditions for some economies in MENA Regions

Chizuko, Sato (Institute of Developing Economies IDE-JETRO, Japan): In pursuit of safety and opportunity: Livehood strategies of Congolese asylum-seekers and refugees in Cape Town

Szilasi, Ildikó (University of Pécs, Hungary): Matonge, a Congolese ‘migrant- world’ in Brussels

18:00 – African Dance Show

18:30 – Conference Dinner at Teleky Bistro