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ZIAF Lecture 2022

Montag, 13. Juni 2022, 19:00

Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni, Dakar: Understanding violent extremism in the Sahel and West Africa

Addressing regional instability requires empirical data that helps explain and respond to local dynamics that fuel insecurity. This lecture will present the current state of insecurity, share life stories of people involved in violent extremism networks and discuss policy implications.

Dr Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni is Director of the ISS Regional Office for West Africa, the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin. She leads a team of researchers based in Dakar, Bamako, Abidjan, Abuja and N’Djamena. The Office works on key policy issues in the region such as violent extremism and terrorism, political instability, local conflicts, peace operations and political processes. Prior to joining the ISS in 2012, she worked as a researcher with the Network on Peace Operations at the University of Montreal, Canada, Radio-Canada and the Carter Center in Côte d’Ivoire. Lori-Anne has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Toronto, Canada. She conducts research and analyses conflicts, insecurity and violence from an anthropological perspective to inform current policy discussions and processes at national, regional and global levels.

Monday, 13 June 2022, 7.00 pm

Hörsaalzentrum Campus Westend, Hörsaal 8

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Montag, 13. Juni 2022


Campus Westend / Hörsaalzentrum
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 5
Frankfurt, Hessen 60323 Deutschland
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