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Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Understanding Terrorism in Africa: how much of a threat is ISIS?

  SAIIA Western Cape Branch
On 6 May 2015, SAIIA's Western Cape Branch hosted a public seminar addressed by Dr Hussein Solomon, on 'Understanding Terrorism in Africa: how much of a threat is ISIS?'

Event details

WHERE:  The Mountain Club, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
DATE:       Wednesday 6 May 2015
TIME:        17h30 for 18h00

pdf  Click here to download Dr Solomon's presentation, 'Understanding Terrorism in Africa: how much of a threat is ISIS?' (460.79 kB)

pdf  Download the flyer for Dr Solomon's latest book, 'Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in AfricaFighting Insurgency from Al Shabaab, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram.' (143.17 kB)

Entrance for non-members is R30, or R15 on presentation of a current student identity card.
Parking is freely available on Hatfield Street.
Light refreshments will be served before the event.
RSVP to Pippa on or call on 021 761 4842 / 083 305 2339 (office hours only)

Speaker Biography

Dr Hussein Solomon holds a D.Litt et Phil (Political Science) from the University of South Africa. Currently he is Senior Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Free State. His previous appointments include being Executive Director of the International Institute of Islamic Studies (2009-2010); Professor and Director of the Centre for International Political Studies, University of Pretoria (2000-2010), Research Manager at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (1998-2000), Senior Researcher: Institute for Security Studies (1996-1998) and Research Fellow: Centre for Southern African Studies, University of the Western Cape (1993-1995). In 2011, he was Visiting Professor at the Osaka School for International Public Policy (OSIPP). In 2007 and 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the Global Collaboration Centre at Osaka University in Japan and in 2008 he was Nelson Mandela Chair of African Studies at Jawahrlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. In 1994, he was Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London. Currently he is Visiting Fellow at the MacKinder Programme for the Study of Long-Wave Events at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, a Senior Associate for the Israeli-based think tank Research on Islam and Muslim in Africa and a Senior Analyst for WikiStrat.