Burning Issues (BI)

Burning Issues (BI) is a semi-formal arena where students and scholars from Africa and beyond, irrespective of academic background, meet up and address topical socio-political and economic issues related to Africa. Beyond its primary objective, BI shall be a space where participants can network, share experiences and innovatively reflect on the current challenges faced by African countries and citizens in and outside the continent. BI counts on and values the participation of anyone interested in partaking in its sessions in French, German or English. BI’s get-together and debate forum take place once a month in the premices of Bayreuth University and via a videoconference. Participants can join BI as speakers for a topic of their choice, chair a discussion roundtable, or simply get involved as an active discussant. Participants are more than welcome to invite internal or external guest speakers. A report covering the core points addressed during the discussions can be accessed on the AP website after each session. Feel free to set the agenda for the next BI session by proposing a burning topic to discuss or ask any questions by sending an email to burningissues@africapoliticum.org.