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VII Scientific Conference “Africa in the Context of development of a New System of International Relations”

VII Scientific Conference “Africa in the Context of development of a New System of International Relations”

On February 28, 2017, the VII Scientific Conference “Africa in the Context of development of a New System of International Relations” was held at the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences On “International conflicts and the problem of genocide in international relations”.

On February 28, 2017, the VII Scientific Conference “Africa in the Context of development of a New System of International Relations” was held at the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences On “International conflicts and the problem of genocide in international relations”.

Over the past eight years, the Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences of RUDN University annually holds a scientific conference “Africa in the context of the development of a new system of international relations”. The permanent participants of these conferences are the leading Africanists of the Russian Federation — representatives of academic science from the Institutes of Africa and Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”. Also representatives of Armenia, Israel, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Rwanda took part in the conference.

For many years of its existence, a scientific conference at RUDN University has become one of the central scientific events in Russia with its already established traditions and customs, dedicated to the problems of Africa.

Mr. Voskosyan Grant Eduardovich, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Moscow, mentioned “the Armenian genocide”. He also said that if we want to avoid the horrors of the 20th century, we need to remember, what happened. In his speech he also paid attention to the role of RUDN University in the training of highly qualified and highly cultured workforce, including for the Republic of Armenia.

During the conference were discussed the following issues: the problem of genocide in Darfur. USA and modern armed conflicts in Africa, African conflicts and their role in China’s foreign policy. The role of The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the United Nations and the African Union for the Prevention of Genocide in Southern Sudan. Participation of ethnic minorities in armed conflicts in southern Libya (2011-2016). Democratic Republic of the Congo. Children in war. Stereotyped visual symbols as a means of consolidating the public in the fight against genocide. War crimes of the Italy’s fascist regime in Ethiopia (1935-1941). Contemporary conflicts in the Middle East, the problem of conflict resolution and prevention of genocide and many others.

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