Legacies of empire and post-imperial ambitions: Britain’s contemporary foreign policy in Africa

In the context of the 80th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, this conference seeks to reflect on understandings of sovereignty, self-determination and self-government, their place in public discourse and their translation into British policies – local, national and international. 

Chair: Manu Lekunze, University of Aberdeen

Amal El Founti, Université de Picardie Jules Verne: ‘Self-determination as historical revisionism? Corbynism and Western Sahara’

Roxana Willis, University of Oxford: ‘British foreign policy in Cameroon: past, present and future’ 

This panel session was part of the Afterlives of the Atlantic Charter: sovereignty, self-determination and self-government in British politics since 1941 Conference which was organised and supported by Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institut universitaire de France, Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CORPUS and Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin/CHCSC.

Author: 
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Speaker(s): 
Amal El Founti and Roxana Willis
Event date: 
Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 2:30pm