Event location: Sagana, Kenya

Runs: From 27th May 2018 to 1st Jun 2018

Event time: 08:00 to 17:00

Event contact: courses@riftvalley.net


This backdrop to this year’s course is the changing geopolitical significance of the


region, and the evolving role of Middle Eastern and Gulf states in the Horn of Africa.


Considering both historical trends and continuities, the course will examine the ways


in which long-standing dynamics of state development, collapse and reform, and intrastate


relations are being influenced by this changing geopolitical environment. The


course will cast a critical eye over the region’s developmental, humanitarian, political


and security challenges, and potential trajectories. Our diverse teaching staff will bring


expert insights from new research, informed, as ever, by their deep knowledge of the


culture and history of the peoples of the Horn of Africa.