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African agency and the use of private military and security forces

Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, London

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This event will be a roundtable discussion focused on how and why African leaders have used foreign military and security forces to advance their political and economic interests while at the same time limiting the interests of foreign governments in their country’s affairs.

Speakers

  • Dr Christopher Kinsey: Reader of Business & International Security, Defence Studies Department, King's College London.
  • Dr Özlem Has: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London.
  • Dr Ekaette Ikpe: Director, African Leadership Centre, King's College London.
  • Dr Barney Walsh: Senior Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education, African Leadership Centre, King's College London.
  • Dr Wale Ismail: Senior Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education, African Leadership Centre, King's College London.
  • Dr Ndalolo: Nigerian Military, Major General.
  • Dr Joana De Pereira: Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute.
  • Assala Khettache: PhD student, Aberystwyth University
  • Dr Helene Olsen: Lecturer in Defence Studies, Defence Studies Department, King's College London.
  • Oluwaseyi Bamigboye: PhD student, Deakin University.

This event is part of Africa Week 2024 organised by the African Leadership Centre at King's. Learn more about Africa Week 2024.

This is a hybrid event. Participants can register to join the discussion online or in person.

At this event

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Director, African Leadership Centre

Dr Barney Walsh

Senior Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education

Olawale Ismail

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Peace & Development Education

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Christopher Kinsey

Reader of Business & International Security

H Olsen

Lecturer in Defence Studies Education


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