NSW – 2018

Africa in Transition: Governance, Society and Culture
41st AFSAAP  Annual Conference
University of New South Wales, Sydney,
November 21st – 23rd 2018
Conference Convener: Dr. Anne Bartlett UNSW (Sydney)
Contact: afsaap2018@afsaap.org.au

Keynote Speaker 2018

Africa in Transition: Governance, Society and Culture: The Case of South Sudan

Dr. Luka Biong Deng Kuol
Professor of Practice,
Africa Center for Strategic Studies,
National Defense University,
Washington, USA

As professor of practice for security studies, Luka Kuol supervises curriculum and program planning. He specializes in national security strategy development, the security-development nexus, and security sector reforms. He is currently conducting research on the links between migration, food security, conflicts and youth in Africa; the link between military expenditure, military professionalism, human security, development and conflict in Africa; and the devolution of the security-development nexus to the national level in Africa.

Dr. Kuol is a global fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo and a fellow at Rift Valley Institute. He is also South Sudan Alumni Ambassador of the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining the Africa Center, Dr. Kuol served as director of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies and associate professor of economics at the College of Social and Economic Studies at the University of Juba in South Sudan. He was also on the teaching staff of the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development at the University of Gezira in Sudan. He was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom. He served as Minister of Presidential Affairs for the Government of Southern Sudan and as National Minister of Cabinet Affairs for the Republic of Sudan. He has also worked as a senior economist for the World Bank in Southern Sudan.

He received his BSc with honors from the Faculty of Economics and Social Studies at the University of Khartoum, an M.A. in Economics, an M.B.A. from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.


Conference registrations* will OPEN  from July 1st 2018. All registrations must be received and paid by the extended deadline of September 20th for inclusion in the program. Final deadline for all other participants to Register is October 1st.

Regular/Waged member: Conference Fees – $300

Regular/Waged member: Conference Fees with Conference Dinner – $360

Concession/Unwaged/Student member Conference fees $150

Concession/Unwaged/Student member Conference fees with Dinner $210

Dinner only: $60

Sydney Harbour Boat Cruise: $40 (A cruise is being organised for the last day of the conference in the afternoon, details TBA).


NSW/Local African Community Members are invited to attend for $25 per day, payable in cash on the day. No registration is required. Please contact afsaap2018@afsaap.org.au for further details

AFSAAP NSW 2018 Accommodation Guide

As usual, AFSAAP anticipates a very good number to attend the annual conference in Sydney. Getting accommodation may be one of the most difficult searches especially for non-Sydney participants. AFSAAP provides an accommodation guide for the conference which participants will find useful in finding somewhere convenient to stay.  You can download the guide here AFSAAP 2018 GUIDE (1)