African Peacekeeping: A Conversation with Nina Wilén

Event flier for "African Peacekeeping: A Conversation with Nina Wilén" featuring a photo of Dr. Wilén and of her book.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nina Wilén on her new book, African Peacekeeping, on Monday, April 4 from 12 PM - 1 PM ET in Lindner Family Commons. In this book, Dr. Wilén and her co-author Jonathan Fisher focus not on peacekeeping in Africa but, rather, peacekeeping by Africans. The authors demonstrate how peacekeeping is – and has been – weaved into Africa's national, regional and international politics more broadly, as well as what implications this has for how we should understand the continent, its history and its politics. This event will be moderated by Dr. Paul D. Williams and will feature a Q&A session. 

Dr. Wilén is Director of the Africa Programme at the Egmont Institute for International Relations, and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Lund University. She is also a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO). Her research interests include conflict analysis and peace processes and the relation between sovereignty and intervention. More specifically she has been doing research on military interventions, Security Force Assistance, Security Sector Reform (SSR), the politics of peacekeeping operations and military sociology. Geographically her research is concentrated to Sub-Saharan Africa, where she has conducted extensive fieldwork in Niger, Liberia, the DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and South Africa.

This event is open to the George Washington University community (students, faculty and staff). Attendees will be required to show official GWU ID to enter. This event is off the record and no attribution, video or audio recordings are permitted. RSVPs are required to attend. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Security Policy Studies Program and the Institute for African Studies.