Past Events

The panel discussion on the historical roots of the present-day Congolese crisis was timed to coincide with the release of the first two French RVI Usalama Project reports. Organised by the... MORE >
M23 and the Challenges to Peace in the Eastern DRC
The capture of Goma by the M23 rebel group marks an alarming escalation in the crisis facing the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Confusion over the nature and agenda of the... MORE >
Art, literature, and reconstruction in the Horn of Africa
The Somali Kenyan MP Yusuf Hassan was a conspicuous absence at a discussion on the role of art and literature in social reconstruction in the Horn of Africa, which took place on 10 December... MORE >
On 6 December 2012, the  Nairobi Forum hosted a seminar on ‘Rethinking state-building in Somalia: Negotiated statehood and hybrid governance’. The first discussion was led by Dr Marleen... MORE >
Somaliland election observers at the RVI Nairobi Forum
On 4 December 2012, the RVI's Nairobi Forum presented the assessments of five members of the International Election Observer team who monitored district elections in the Republic of... MORE >
A Somali Spring?
On 11 October in Nairobi, Professor Ken Menkhaus of Davidson College, North Carolina debated current developments in Somalia with panelists Amal Ismail, publisher and founder of Bridge... MORE >
Great Lakes Course 2012
The third Great Lakes Course was held in Bujumbura, Burundi from 7 to 13 July. The Director of Studies was Jason Stearns, also director of RVI's Usalama Project and author of the... MORE >
Horn of Africa Course 2012
The fifth Horn of Africa course took place in Kilifi on the Kenyan coast from 16 to 22 June 2012. The directors, Mark Bradbury and Ken Menkhaus, were again joined by Sally Healy as Deputy... MORE >
Sudan and South Sudan Course 2012
The ninth course covering Sudan – and the first to cover the new nation of - was held in Athi River, Kenya from 26 May to 1 June. The course was under the direction of two of the co-editors... MORE >
Great Lakes Course 2011
The second Great Lakes Course was held in Bujumbura, Burundi from 9 to 15 July. The course was directed by Jason Stearns of Yale University, author of the recent Dancing in the Glory of... MORE >
Horn of Africa Course 2011
The fourth Horn of Africa course took place in Lamu, Kenya from 4 to 10 June 2011. The directors, Mark Bradbury and Ken Menkhaus, were joined by Sally Healy as Deputy Director of Studies.... MORE >
Sudan Course 2011
The eighth Sudan Course was held in Rumbek from 25 to 31 May. The course was directed by Peter Woodward and John Ryle. New teaching staff included: Abduljabar Abdalla Fadul, Ahmed Abusin,... MORE >

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