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 CAS-JNU & ASA India, Web-Symposium Series





"Mapping Africa's Global Engagement by Reconfiguring African Studies"


(Discussion Country: South Korea's Africa Engagement)


organised by


Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru university (JNU), New Delhi


African Studies Association of India (ASA India)


in collaboration with 


Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea




Saturday, 10th October 2020, 

from 04:30PM – 06:45 PM (Indian Standard Time)

at  WebEx Meet platform hosted at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 


Free Participation through registration link given below


Registration LINK:


(Registration closes on 09 October 2020, by 5:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)


ASA Series Coordinators: Dr. Sushmita Rajwar, Research Director, PRIASA (Honr) and Faculty, University of Delhi,  & 

 Ms. Aarshi Dua, Doctoral Fellow, CAS-School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Media Coordinators: Mr. Samir Bhattacharya, CAS-School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University  &  

Dr. Sarita Nandmehar, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Documentation & Certification Support: Ms. Ivy Handique, Doctoral Fellow, CAS-School of International Studies, JNU &

  Ms. Chandani Tiwari, Doctoral Fellow, CAS-School of International Studies, JNU






Inaugural Session


4:30 PM- 4:40 PM

(10 Mins)

Chair and Moderator

Amb. Shashank

Chairperson, ASA India,

Former Foreign Secretary & Former Indian Ambassador to South Korea.; & Former Visiting professor, CAS-JNU


4:40 PM- 4:45 PM

(5 Mins)

Theme Introduction


Dr. Sushmita Rajwar

ASA Webinar Series Coordinator; Research Director, PRIASA (Honr) & Faculty, University of Delhi.


4:45 PM – 4:55 PM

(10 Mins)

Special Remarks


Prof. Jeong Kyung Park

Division of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea.


4:55 PM-5:05 PM

(10 Mins)

Guest of Honour Remarks

Prof. Ute Fendler,

Chair of Francophone Literatures, Cultures and Media in Africa, University of Bayreuth, Germany


5:05 PM- 5:10 PM

(5 Mins)

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Bijay Pratihari

Associate Professor, Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia & Treasurer, ASA India



Academic Session



5:10 PM-5:15 PM

(5 Mins)


Prof. Ajay Dubey,

Chair, Centre for African Studies JNU & Secretary-General ASA India, New Delhi.


5:15 PM -5:25 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 1

(country Presentation)

Prof Yongkyu Chang

Director, Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea


5:25 PM-5:35 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 2

(Country Presentation)

Dr. Suweon KIM

Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies at Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea


5:35 PM-5:45 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 3

(Asian Perspective)

Prof. Takuo Iwata,

Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Japan


5:45 PM-5:55 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 4

(African Perspective)

Prof. Olutayo C. Adesina

Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


5:55 PM-6:05 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 5

(Global Perspective through International Relations)

Prof. Santishree Pandit

Department of Politics & Public-Administration, Savitribai Phule, Pune University


6:05 PM-6:15 PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 6

(From Congo, African Perspective)


Dr. Ben Katoka

Assistant Professor, Division of African Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea


6:15 PM-6:25PM

(10 Mins)

Speaker 7

(Emerging Countries Perspective)

Ms. Ruchi Beri

Senior Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi & Vice-President, ASA India


Q/A and Discussions

 6:25 PM-6:40 PM

(15 Mins)


6:40 PM- 6:45 PM



Vote of Thanks

Dr. JM Moosa

Associate Professor, Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India & Vice-President, ASA India




Concept and Structure of Web Symposium Series



The series would like to map emerging 21st Century approaches to African Studies in capturing global engagements of resurgent Africa states under African Union and its vision 2063. This will be in contrast to traditional African Studies' approach to treat African countries and the region as a dormant recipient of external policies. Moreover, it will be attempted to highlight the diversity of engagement that Africa is experiencing, its challenges in setting up the terms of engagement, increasing challenges of multilateralism in post-Covid-19 world and its assertion as equitable partner in its emerging global engagements.


The webinar would be conducted under different regional segments. There would be an Asian, European, North American, Latin American, Australian/New Zealand, Russian/CIS and African- regional segments. Within each region, an attempt would be made to have each webinar discussion on a recent research work of Africa's engagement with a country under discussion. It will be examined as how African studies is reconfiguring itself to capture and respond to this new engagement.    Each web-discussion would like to bring in, beside the perspective of the country under discussion; a Regional perspective, a Global perspective and most importantly- an African perspective. In other words, beside the country researcher, there would be at least three more speakers in each webinar reflecting on these three different perspectives.


The first leg of the symposium series would be on Asian Engagement with Africa. The report of each region will be published in ASA India journal.


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