Expert talk

The Scots, Catalans and Quebecois of Africa: studying secession, separatism, and border change in uncertain times

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) invites you to take part in the event with Jan Erk.


Jan Erk is currently a researcher at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA), University of Pretoria. Earlier this year he was a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch. In 2017 he was a Bradlow Fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He completed his doctorate Ph.D. in Comparative Federalism, Political Science at McGill University, Montreal. He has published many books, the latest being The Ethnopolitics of Ethnofederalism in Ethiopia.


Refreshments will be served before the event.

Cost: Free to SAIIA members; R50 for visitors; R20 for students on presentation of student identification


Please register here.


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Mountain Club of South Africa, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001


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