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SOAS Africa Conference - Imagining Africa's Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development

20 - 21 July 2017
London

The SOAS Centre of African Studies (CAS) is hosting the first SOAS Africa Conference, which will be held on the 20th and 21st of July 2017. Imagining Africa's Future marks SOAS' centenary, and in order to celebrate a century of African studies they look forward to examine future key trends, changes and debates that are likely to shape the African continent over the coming century, drawing from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives in a truly inter-disciplinary conference. Africa has changed rapidly over the last century, and the pace of change in the 21st century already promises huge transformations to African societies, economies and cultures. We want to seize the occasion of our centenary to explore and imagine not only what the impact of these transformations could be, but also how our research, policies, political action and visionary through can shape Africa's future.