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INGS 406     From Berlin to Addis Ababa: Africa and International Summitry  (4)

This course explores the significance of international summitry for Africa, from the Berlin Conference of 1884/85 to the 1963 founding conference of the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa. The course brings into conversation different traditions and moments in this long history of summitry. The course examines the origins, activities, key actors, and afterlives of these summits. The summits will also be focal points for examining how their attendant international movements and themes have shaped the evolution of international society and global politics.