This may be of interest to some of you: the University of Leipzig and Addis Ababa University are launching two joint programmes with a focus on peace & security in Africa – a two-year MA in Global Studies (Peace and Security in Africa), and a three-year PhD in Global and Area Studies (Peace and Security in Africa). The application deadlines are July 9th for the MA and July 16th for the PhD programme.
Here is what the organisers have to say about the PhD:
„Starting in October 2012, and in cooperation with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), the University of Leipzig offers a three-year interdisciplinary doctoral training programme in the field of Global and Area Studies with a special emphasis on peace and security in Africa. The programme trains junior researchers and professionals in globalisation research. It qualifies them for employment, among others, in international organizations, in the field of conflict management, prevention and resolution and early warning (as well as other areas of the emerging African peace and security architecture), and as future lecturers, scholars and researchers for the rapidly expanding higher education sector in Ethiopia and its neighbouring countries – enabling these future elites to ‘think globally’.“
…and about the MA programme:
„From the winter semester 2012/13 onwards, and in close cooperation with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) offers a new, interdisciplinary M.A. study programme in the field of Global Studies with a special emphasis on ‘Peace and Security in Africa’. This two-year masters course is taught completely in English by scholars both from Leipzig and Addis Ababa. At both cooperating universities – Addis Ababa (three semesters) and Leipzig (one semester) – it integrates the subject of ‘Peace and Security in Africa’ into the GESI’s well-established Global Studies study programme. As such, the new emphasis given to a very successful M.A. course is looking for answers to the need to be more inclusive to African students and to discuss more in depth Africa and its specific contemporary and regional challenges in a global perspective.“
Take a look at the websites to find out more. And let us know in case you apply!