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Wolfgang Zeller to present at Student Debate on Borders in Africa

7pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 18th October Conference Room, David Hume Tower, George

The Edinburgh University International Development Society organises a Student debate on Borders in Africa. 

7pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 18th October
Conference Room, David Hume Tower, George Square [Map: http://g.co/maps/ecwcj]

The topic will be introduced by Wolfgang Zeller, Coordinator of the African Borderlands Research Network at the Centre for African Studies, and we will then commence with the (informal) student debate. 

We will be arguing for and against redrawing African bounderaies, which were predominantly drawn for colonial benefit. Many of these borders have significantly impacted on national and international stability, human rights, and cultural and social aspects of African countries.

To what extent is ethnic conflict a result of colonial borders?

Should these colonial borders be revised?

Has South Sudan paved the way for reconsideration of territories?

Or is redrawing of the borders not a viable nor desirable option?


The debate is open to everyone, whatever your background and level of knowledge on the subject!

If you would like the whet your appetite on the subject, you can find some resources below.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177865653223/

Freshers 2013