Somali Spring at the Nairobi Forum
On 11 October in Nairobi, Professor Ken Menkhaus of Davidson College, North Carolina will debate current developments in Somalia with panelists Amal Ismail, publisher and founder of Bridge Magazine, Jabril Abdulle, Director of the Centre for Research and Dialogue in Mogadishu and Matt Bryden, former Chair of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea. ‘A Somali Spring?’ will consider the prospects for the country following the current political transition. The debate is the opening event of RVI’s Nairobi Forum for Research, Policy and Local Knowledge, a continuing programme that brings together researchers, policy-makers, government officials, and activists concerned with current issues in Eastern and Central Africa. The event will take place at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi on 11 October 2012 at 5 p.m. Contact the RVI for more information or to register. Advance registration is required to gain entry to this event.