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ASC Seminar about Security Issues in the Sahel-Sahara Region

Fril, May 11, 2018

African Studies Center will hold ASC Seminar #14 on May 11, 2018. The guest speaker is Mr. Adib Bencherif, who is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Ottawa and doing his research about terrorism in Sahel-Sahara region at some institutions such as the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Africa and Middle East (CIRAM) of Laval University.

The title is "Security Issues in the Sahel-Sahara region: An illustration through the Malian conflict." His presentation will focus on the security issues and the challenges for the stabilization in the Sahel-Sahara region. Recently, the political instability has worsened, and the tensions between and within local communities has increased drastically in the region. Mr. Bencherif will suggest possible future directions for the region by analyzing the most recent Malian conflict.

◆Speaker: Adib Bencherif (PhD Student in Political Science, University of Ottawa / Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Africa and the Middle East <CIRAM> / Consultant, Lawyers Without Borders Canada etc.)

◆Date & Time: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

◆Venue: Room 327, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

◆Language: English

◆Admission: Free

◆No pre-registration is needed.

◆Jointly sponsored by African Studies Center -TUFS (ASC -TUFS) and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research <KAKENHI> (B) 「アフリカにおける紛争の性格変化の基層―暴力噴出メカニズムの解明に向けて」 (Project/Area Number: 16KT0046, Principal Investigator: Shinichi Takeuchi)

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