Draft Agenda

08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:15 Welcome Remarks
  • Introduction to the Conference: Why does Leadership deserve an important consideration in geopolitics and migration?
  • Professor ’Funmi Olonisakin, Professor of Security, Leadership and Development and Director, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London
  • Panel 1: Politico-Security Dimensions of Geopolitics and Migration
  • Moderator: Mr. Jon Snow, Journalist and Television Presenter, ITN
  • Keynote: Dr. Youssef Mahmoud, Visiting Professor, King’s College London, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Central African Republic and Chad, and Senior Advisor, International Peace Institute
  • Discussant: Professor Chris Alden, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Recognized Author
11:00 Coffee Break
  • Panel 2: Geopolitics and Migration from Socio-Economic and Cultural Perspectives
  • Moderator: Mr. Desmond Davies, London Bureau Chief of the Ghana News Agency.
  • Panellist 1: Ms. Alaa Murabit, Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
  • Panellist 2: Dr. Romola Sanyal, Geography and Environment, London School of Economics
13:00 Lunch
  • Panel 3: Comparative Regional Issues in the Dynamics of Geopolitics and Migration
  • Moderator: General (Rtd) Martin Luther Agwai, Visiting Professor, African Leadership Centre, King’s College London and Former Force Commander, United Nations African Union
  • Keynote: Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Award Winner Author and Assistant Dean, School of Law, Brikbeck University of London
  • Panellist 1: Mr. Fabio Abud Antibas, Counsellor, Political Affairs, Defence, and Candidatures, Embassy of Brazil
  • Panellist 2: Dr. Hyun Shin, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Department of Geography and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Conclusion to the Conference: Emerging Issues for Policy and Leadership Studies
  • Facilitated by Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin
  • Comments from previous discussants
16:00 Closing Remarks

Immediately following: Wine Reception for Early Bird ticket holders

On Friday 19th, following our Conference, the War Studies Department and the Institute for International Development at King’s College  London will host the 2016 Conflict, Security & Development Conference on Marginalized Communities. For more information see: