Date(s) - 11/02/2017
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Leamington Spa Baptist Church
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International news during the past 18 months has been dominated by several major issues: Britain`s referendum to leave the EU, US Presidential election and the continuing conflict in Syria and the appalling human tragedies arising from that conflict and the refugee problems in Europe.
Unfortunately other international issues and conflicts, such as those on the African continent, has been largely squeezed out of the national and international media.
Andrea Volfova has spent 10 years in the field, on UN Peace-keeping missions in Darfur, South Sudan, Burundi and East Timor, as well as being a Special Assistant at the UN Department of Peace-keeping Operations in New York. At this event she will focus on the politics of contemporary Africa, specifically opportunities and challenges of protest and other nonviolent methods in shaping the regions. Andrea will highlight from her experience with the UN peace-keeping and draw attention and highlight some of the problems facing in Darfur, South Sudan, Burundi and Central African Republic.
Andrea Volfova, a national of the Czech Republic, is currently at the Department of Politics and International Studies University of Cambridge, where she is focusing on the politics of contemporary Africa, specifically opportunities and challenges of protest and other nonviolent methods in shaping the state. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Andrea spent ten years as a political officer/special assistant at the UN, working both in the Organization’s Headquarters in New York but mostly in the field, in peacekeeping missions in Darfur, South Sudan, East Timor and Burundi. Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She is also the proud carrier of a cardiac pacemaker since childhood and was, in 2015, among the honorees of the Medtronic Foundation for being a person who is dependent on a medical device and uses their life to empower others.