I. Economics, Politics, and Society

I-1. African Population in a New Global Model of Economic Development

I-2. African Union, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Democratic Governance, and Economic Integration: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects

I-3. Challenges of Democratisation and the New African Civil-Military Relations

I-4. Chiefs in Postcolonial Governance and Development in Africa: Issues and Options

I-5. Economic Policy in Africa

I-6. Gender Dimension of Social and Political Life in Africa

I-7. Governance and Nation Building in Transitional Africa

I-8. Hot Minerals in African Hot Spots: The Transformation of African Societies in Mineral Rich Regions

I-9. Justice and Development in Contemporary Africa

I-10. Pasts and Futures: The African State since the 1950s and into the 21st Century

I-11. Political Modernization and Social Development in Africa

I-12. Sociopolitical Destabilization Risks in Africa Monitoring

I-13. The Election-Related Violence Incidences in Africa

I-14. The Social and Political Effects of AIDS in Africa

I-15. Transdisciplinary Perspectives to Contemporary African Socio-Political, Economic, and Cultural Transformation

II. Environment

II-1. Ecology and State Policy in Africa

II-2. Political Economy and the African Environment

III. History and Anthropology

III-1. African History: Old and New Approach

III-2. African Students in the Soviet Union / Russia: Destinies, Experiences, and Influences on the Development of African Studies

III-3. After Bandung Conference: A Wind of Change in the African Continent (1955–1965)

III-4. New Ethnogenesis: Ethnic Processes and Ethnicity Construction in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

III-5. Shadows of Empire: “Big Men,” Gendered Violence, and the Making of Colonial and Post-Colonial African States

III-6. Society and Politics in Africa in the Historical and Cultural Aspects

IV. International Relations

IV-1. Africa and the EU: Past, Present, Future

IV-2. Africa in the Context of Modern International Law

IV-3. China and Africa

IV-3-A. China-Africa Rhetorics and Discourses: The State, the Media and African Society

IV-3-B. Chinese and Africans in Sub-Saharan Africa: Motivations and Interactions

IV-3-C. The Impact of China on African Economies

IV-4. Emerging Powers in Africa: New Wave of the Relationship?

IV-5. Military-Political Cooperation of Africa with Great Powers and International Organisations

IV-6. Neocolonialism in Africa: 21st Century

IV-7. Russia and Africa in the Context of "North-South" Relations and in the Framework of BRICS

IV-8. UN SC APSA and Military Interventions in Africa

V. Linguistics

V-1. Language and Society in Africa

VI. Media

VI-1. Development of Mass Media in Modern Africa: New Opportunities, Old Limitations

VII. Regional and National Problems

VII-1. Contemporary Development Problems of Southern African Countries

VII-2. External Agency in the Greater Horn of Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Non-Regional Powers’ Engagements from the Cold War Era to Present

VII-2-A. The Greater Horn of Africa under the Bipolar World Order: Superpower Rivalry in the Regional Politics from the 1960s to 1991

VII-2-B. The Greater Horn of Africa and the Engagements of Non-African Powers in the Late 20th – Early 21st Centuries

VII-3. The Horn of Africa: Between Archaic and Globalization

VII-4. Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa: Old Sources Revisited, New Sources Analyzed

VII-5. Naming Otherness: Art, Traditions and Wars in Angola and beyond

VII-6. Nigeria: 100 Years after Amalgamation

VII-7. Nigeria Elections and Invalid Votes: A Challenge for Adult Continuing Education

VII-8. North Africa and the Middle East: Political Processes in the Context of Dynamic Relativity of Civilization Development

VII-9. Social and Political Dynamics in Sudan prior to and after the 2011 Separation: Conflict, Activism, and the Diaspora

VII-10. Social Change, Southern African Case Studies

VII-11. Tropical Africa: Specifics of Regional Development

VIII. Religion and Culture

VIII-1. African Cinema: The View from Moscow

VIII-2. Globalization, Democratic Culture Evolution and Political Re-orientation in Africa

VIII-3. Reflecting on Traditionalism and Reels of Africa’s Developmental Paradigms

VIII-4. Religious Identity Politics in Africa: New Perspectives

VIII-5. States of Sub-Saharan Africa in the Age of Globalization: Preservation of Cultural Identity

VIII-6. Understanding Social and Political Change through Mutations in Popular Music

IX. Free Communication Panels

IX-1. Economics, Politics, and Society
IX-2. History, Anthropology, Religion, and Culture
IX-3. International Relations, National and Regional Problems

Convener: Organizing Committee Member (Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia); e-