Security Challenges in Africa

May 28 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Thierry Vircoulon is a graduate of the National School of Administration (Ecole Nationale d’administration – ENA), the Institute for Political Studies in Paris and the Sorbonne University in Political Science. For 20 years, his work has focused on conflicts, security and governance issues in Africa. Most of his work is focusing on governance, security sector reform and the linkage between conflicts and natural resources. He has been part of several international groups of thematic experts (UNODC, OECD and UA/EU) and he is the author and co-author of several books on South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo. He is presently senior consultant for the think tank International Crisis Group, he is coordinating the Observatory for Central and Southern Africa for the Paris based think tank IFRI (French Institute for International Affairs) and he is an expert of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (South Africa). Thierry Vircoulon has taught a Master’s course on security issues in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Institute for Political Studies (Sciences-Po). He has worked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission on the African continent, particularly in South Africa, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. [read more]


May 28
9:30 am - 11:30 am