Kazmi, B. A. (Speaker), Faisa Abdi Loyaan (Speaker), Michael Keating (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
For the past three decades, conflict in Somalia has attracted an array of international interventions and attained global notoriety, even as much of the violence itself remains rooted in a series of complex and distinctly local contexts. With the Somali federal system still in its infancy, and the government seeking to deliver a new constitution and security architecture, it is vital that the support of international partners is based upon an informed awareness of the diverse and interrelated factors that contributed to past local conflicts and facilitate the persistent threat of the Al-Shabaab insurgency.
At this event, which will launch the book War and Peace in Somalia: National Grievances, Local Conflict and Al-Shabaab, the speakers will reflect on the legacies of violence in Somalia and discuss how these insights inform contemporary processes of state building, national reconciliation and international policy.