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Africa Security Research Centre (ASRC)

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Africa is on the march, with many predicting this will be Africa’s century. But meeting the challenges of development will be inextricably linked to finding solutions to deep-rooted security problems.

The ASRC builds on the reputation of the University of Buckingham’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) in developing scholarly analysis of the highest levels of Africa’s security environment. The aim is to inform citizens, policy-makers and partners alike of the best approaches to solving the security challenge, based on a deep, empirical analysis of the contemporary situation on the ground.

The ASRC acts as a hub for dialogue and analysis of Africa’s security environment, by bringing together a network of researchers and commentators within and beyond the African continent. Our activities include the production of high-quality scholarly analyses; the hosting of symposia and discussion workshops; and the development of educational activities including new academic programmes, and the sponsoring of doctoral projects.

Our board of associates:

  • Professor Julian Richards – Director of BUCSIS
  • Dr Bill Kappis – BUCSIS
  • Dr Melina Dobson – BUCSIS
  • Dr Ian Stanier – BUCSIS
  • Mr Paul Coonley Boateng – BHUCSIS PhD candidate and security analyst
  • Dr Olamide Samuel – BUCSIS alumnus and Lecturer at the University of Leicester
  • Dr Awwal Isa – BUCSIS alumnus and officer in the Nigerian Army
  • Mr Derrick Isah – BUCSIS PhD candidate
  • Mr Sansy El Hasan Diané – BUCSIS Honorary Fellow, and Office of the President, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ms Elizabeth Nyaga – BUCSIS alumna and police officer, Kenya
  • Mr Muhammad Usman – Abdullahi BUCSIS PhD candidate, and Internally Displaced Persons aid official, Nigeria