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Dr Barney Walsh
Dr Barney Walsh

Dr Barney Walsh

Senior Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • International development
  • Security

Biography

Dr Barney Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education at the African Leadership Centre (ALC). He is programme convenor of the blended learning MSc Global Leadership and Peacebuilding and Managing Editor of the ALC Journal of Leadership and Developing Societies. He is also a mentor on the various ALC Fellowship programmes.

Barney holds a BA degree in History and Sociology (international) from Leeds University and MA in International Relations from King's. In 2016 he was the first ever graduate of the PhD Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development programme at ALC-King’s, where he has worked as Faculty since.

Barney has published several peer-reviewed articles in accredited journals, on topics such as Regional Security Complex Theory in Africa, Human Security in East Africa, African Agency and Security issues within China-Africa relations. He has also organised and overseen numerous academic conferences and symposiums. Barney has lived, travelled and worked across Africa, and undertaken field work research in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa.

Research

  • Leadership Studies
  • Ugandan Political Economy
  • China-Africa Relations
  • East African Security

Barney has published several peer-reviewed articles in accredited journals, on topics such as Regional Security Complex Theory in Africa, Human Security in East Africa, African Agency and Security issues within China-Africa relations. He has also organised and overseen numerous academic conferences and symposiums. Barney has lived, traveled and worked across Africa, and undertaken field work research in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa.

Teaching

PhD Supervision

Barney supervises PhD students in the following areas:

  • Leadership Studies
  • Global Leadership
  • China-Africa Relations
  • East African Security

News

New op-ed series on COVID-19 in and for Africa

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) has launched an African-focused op-ed series to track, analyse and reflect on COVID-19 in and for Africa.

Health workers prepare hand sanitiser, Africa

Sharing learning and expertise on leadership

Updates from the African Leadership Centre's partnership activities in Somaliland, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The African Leadership Centre meets with the Institute of Development (IDS), University of Nairobi

Events

07MarSilhouette of soldiers army military

African agency and the use of private military and security forces

A roundtable discussion on how African leaders have used foreign military and security forces to advance their political and economic interests.

04OctUganda 780 x 440 antoine-pluss-MsKv6HCQ0F0-unsplash

Book discussion: Ugandan agency within China-Africa relations

Hybrid seminar presentation on a book titled ‘Uganda Agency within China-Africa Relation: President Museveni and China’s Foreign Policy in East Africa’...

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

COVID-19 and the conundrum of China-Africa relations

The current pandemic could deepen the divide between the people and the ruling elite thanks to China-Africa relations.

africa ariel group shot

News

New op-ed series on COVID-19 in and for Africa

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) has launched an African-focused op-ed series to track, analyse and reflect on COVID-19 in and for Africa.

Health workers prepare hand sanitiser, Africa

Sharing learning and expertise on leadership

Updates from the African Leadership Centre's partnership activities in Somaliland, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The African Leadership Centre meets with the Institute of Development (IDS), University of Nairobi

Events

07MarSilhouette of soldiers army military

African agency and the use of private military and security forces

A roundtable discussion on how African leaders have used foreign military and security forces to advance their political and economic interests.

04OctUganda 780 x 440 antoine-pluss-MsKv6HCQ0F0-unsplash

Book discussion: Ugandan agency within China-Africa relations

Hybrid seminar presentation on a book titled ‘Uganda Agency within China-Africa Relation: President Museveni and China’s Foreign Policy in East Africa’...

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

COVID-19 and the conundrum of China-Africa relations

The current pandemic could deepen the divide between the people and the ruling elite thanks to China-Africa relations.

africa ariel group shot