Book Launch – The Demographic Dividend and the Power of Youth

27.01.2021 Edited by Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) Members Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Elsa Marie D’Silva and Sonja Peteranderl, and including essays by several other GDL members, including Elizabeth Maloba, FRI Associate Fellow and Stefan Cibian, Ph.D, FRI Research Fellow. The compendium puts forward good practices of how governments can effectively manage...

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Africa and East-Central Europe: Exploring and Reflecting on Collective Traumatic Experiences from the Past

Online (Zoom), August 10, 2020, 18.00-19.30 (Romanian time, in English) The webinar is an invitation to explore differences and similarities between the lived experiences of colonialism & postcolonialism, as well as totalitarianism and the transition to democratic regimes in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In more specific terms,...

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A Growing (Re-)Engagement between Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa​

Author: Dr. Stefan Cibian The ACP-EU Inter-Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Bucharest this month. A rare occasion where a significant Africa-EU event takes place in a New EU Member State. CEE-Africa relations are one of the recent nuances of the EU and global politics that is likely become more relevant...

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Emerging Engagements Between Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Common Interests and Cooperation

Emerging Engagements Between Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Common Interests and Cooperation was organized on October 31, 2019, in Accra, Ghana, by Chatham House – The Royal Institute of International Affairs  from London. Dr. Stefan Cibian held a presentation on The Context, Drivers and Outlook for CEE-SSA Relations...

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The 11th Global Diplomacy Lab – Global Power Shifts: Political and Economic Inclusion for the Next Generation. Collaborating to Realize the Potential of the Demographic Dividend

Dr. Stefan Cibian took part in the 11th Global Diplomacy Lab which took part in Berlin on October 27-30, 2019. The topic of the Lab was collaboration for realizing the potential of the demographic dividend in Africa and modalities in which European governments can meaningfully contribute. The Lab built on the...

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CEE – A Region In-Between, Annual Conference of the Central Europe Political Science Association, Pecs

On September 26-27, 2019 the Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) held its 24th annual conference, entitled CEE – A Region In-Between. The conference took place in Pecs, Hungary and brought together scholars, researchers, and students from all countries in the region. Dr. Stefan Cibian presented a paper entitled Making...

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Responsible Leaders Forum South Africa

BMW Foundation believes in Responsible Leadership. As such, the Foundation developed a global network of responsible leaders and organized experiential opportunities for leaders to come together learn from and support each other. One such occasion was the Responsible Leaders Forum which took place in Johannesburg between September 19-22, 2019. We...

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