Mid-term Conference: Sustainable Governance in a Time of Global Flux: Issues, Concepts and Future Directions

Its mid-term conference will review findings from previous research by fellows, but also new perspectives on central thematic fields where sustainable governance would make a difference to actual governance practices, be it with regard to peace, environment, democracy, mobility, land access, energy transitions, natural resources, African cities, human rights or memory politics.

Conference: Restitution, Museums and Cultural Policies in West Africa

Organizers: Kodzo Gavua (University of Ghana) & Hans Peter Hahn (Goethe University Frankfurt)


While restitution has increasingly become a concretely experienced practice in many countries of West Africa, urgent questions about future cultural policies in this region emerge. The factor that makes its articulation and further development a prioritised task, is the arrival of restituted objects from various European museums in countries such as Nigeria, Benin and the Cote d'Ivoire.