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Working Expert Seminar
Legacies of Conflict, Decolonisation and the Cold War
28 | Maio | 2010   -  29 | Maio | 2010
FLAD, Lisbon

The recent history of Southern Africa has enormous importance for the contemporary world, in terms of both inter and intra state relations, and the linkages/ruptures between African states and movements. Building upon a successful conference in May 2009 which brought together both established and new scholars in the field of Southern African studies in the 1970s and 1980s, LSE IDEAS, IPRI-UNL, ICS and FLAD are organizing a second working seminar in Lisbon on 28/29th May 2010. This meeting will address the legacies of decolonization, conflict and the Cold War for contemporary Africa.


Friday, 28th May
9.00 | Registration and coffee

9.30-9.45 | Welcome
Dr. Mário Mesquita (FLAD)
Prof. Odd Arne Westad (LSE IDEAS)
Dr. Carlos Gaspar (IPRI-UNL)
Prof. António Costa Pinto (ICS-UL)

9.45-10.30 | Opening Lectures
Prof. Odd Arne Westad: Legacies of Cold War, Conflict And Decolonisation in Southern Africa
Prof. Adrian Guelke: International and Comparative aspects

10.30-10.45 | Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 |Session I
Chair: Dr. Carlos Gaspar
Ambassador Duarte: Invisible actors in Cold War Conflicts in Southern Africa
Luis Nuno Rodrigues: Policies followed by Antonio Spinola: Portuguese Governor-General and Commander in Chief in Portuguese Guinea between 1968-1973
Sue Onslow: UnHoly Alliance: Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa 1965-1974
Kai Thaler: MPLA/FRELIMO, Marxism and Violence

12.30 – 14.00 | Session II
Chair:Prof. António Costa Pinto
Arrigo Pallotti: Liberation struggles and nation building: the case of Tanzania-UK relations 1965-75
Nat Kinsley Powell: France and Zaire
Klaus Storkmann: Helping Decolonisation or Fighting the Cold War in Southern Africa? East German military support to FRELIMO

14.00 – 15.30 | Lunch

15.30 – 16.45 | Session III
Chair: Prof. Odd Arne Westad
Daniel Marcos: Cold War and Resistance to Decolonisation: The Eisenhower Administration and Portuguese Africa
Tiago Moreira de Sá: The crisis of Détente and Decolonisation in Angola

16.45 – 18.00 | Session IV
Chair: Dr. Tiago Moreira de Sá
Marina Pignatelli: The Cultural and Social Dimensions of the Colonial War in Africa: Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique (1961-1974)
Kai Thaler: MPLA/FRELIMO, Marxism and Violence
Bruno Cardoso Reis: Portugal, Angola and Mozambique: Moving away from the Cold War

Saturday 29th May
9.00 | Coffee

9.15 – 11.00 | Session V: Legacies
Chair: Dr. Pedro Aires Oliveira
Joe Hanlon: How the Cold War shaped Mozambique today
Teresa de Almeida Cravo: What’s in a Label. The Donor Communities Perception of ‘Success’ in Mozambique
Paulo Granjo: Re-interpreting colonial repression in postcolonial rule: Operation Production
Ana Margarida Santos: Remembering the War: different memories of conflict in northern Mozambique

11.00-11.15 | Break

11.15 – 12.45 | Session VI
Chair: Dr. Sue Onslow
Justin Pearce: Nationalist Narratives and memories of war in Angola
Claudia Almeida/Edalina Sanches/Filipa Raimundo: Bringing fighters together - Comparative study of Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in Angola and Mozambique
Blessings-Miles Tendi: Making History in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: Politics, Intellectuals and the Media

13.00 – 14.30 | Lunch

14.30 - 16.00 | Session VII: Protagonists
Chair: Prof. Michael Cox
The Soviet Union and ‘Armed Struggle’ in Southern Africa
Dr Andrei Tokarev
Prof. Vladimir Shubin

16.00 | Concluding Session
Prof. Odd Arne Westad (LSE IDEAS)
Dr. Carlos Gaspar (IPRI-UNL)
Prof. António Costa Pinto (ICS-UL)

Sponsor: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal)

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