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EDOARDO BALDARO, POST-DOC (CHARGÉ DE RECHERCHE FNRS)

Son  projet de recherche "EURECOMS - European Union Regional and Conflict Management in the Sahel" est soutenu par le Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique dans le cadres des programmes "Bourses et Mandats".

Entre 2017 et 2020, il a été chercheur postdoctoral en Relations Internationales auprès de l'Université de Naples "L'Orientale", et il a reçu son doctorat en Sciences Politiques à L'Ecole Normale Supérieure - siège de Florence. Il a aussi été visiting researcher auprès du LAM de Bordeaux, du CERI de SciencesPo Paris, et du CIRAM de l'Université de Laval (Québec).

Ses principaux domaines de recherche sont les conflits et les interventions internationales et les dynamiques sécuritaires au niveau régionale, avec un focus particulier sur le Sahel Africain. Il a publié ses travaux sur plusieurs revues scientifiques, entre autres Security Dialogue, Nationalities Papers et Small Wars & Insurgencies

 

GÉRARD BIRANTAMIJE, POST-DOC  (FONDS DE SOLIDARITE)

Docteur en sciences politiques et sociales (ULB), spécialiste des questions de sécurité en Afrique des Grands Lacs, particulièrement du Burundi. Ses recherches portent sur la réforme du secteur de la sécurité au Burundi et dans la région des Grands Lacs, les politiques internationales de reconstruction de l’Etat (élections & démocratie, mémoires, justices transitionnelles) et les Etats fragiles dans les opérations internationales de maintien de la paix. Il s’intéresse également aux questions de gouvernance institutionnelle dans l’enseignement supérieur au Burundi. Réfugié depuis 2016, la problématique des traumatismes politiques dans les politiques de paix a été un autre thème porteur d’intérêt. Bénéficiaire d’une bourse postdoctorale du Fonds de solidarité aux chercheurs en danger de l’ULB, ses recherches portent l’étude des changements professionnels et sociaux induits par la participation de la police burundaise à des opérations extérieures de maintien de la paix. Il a publié des chapitres d'ouvrage collectif et des articles dans des revues locales et internationales.

 

ANDREA FILIPI, DOCTORANTE SOUS LA DIRECTION D’ELISA LOPEZ LUCIA

Andrea Filipi is a Wiener-Anspach Foundation Doctoral Fellow and a doctoral candidate in politics at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is working on a thesis that examines the 2015 political crisis in Burundi through the lens of civil resistance theory. She is interested in how contracts between state and society are made and unmade, and what drives people to resist the state, whether violently or non-violently. 

Her main geographical region of interest is the Great Lakes region of Africa. A Czech by origin, Andrea is is a board member of the Czech African Studies Association, and an external associate of the Centre for African Studies at Charles University in Prague. Prior to starting her PhD, Andrea was an international civil servant of the United Nations for ten years, working in the Organization's peacekeeping and political affairs in places as varied as Sudan, East Timor and New York, among others.  

 

STEPHAN HENSELL, CHERCHEUR VISITEUR

Stephan Hensell holds a PhD from Humboldt-University Berlin and has held positions as senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) and at the Institute of Political Science / Working Group on the Causes of War at the University of Hamburg. He was also visiting research fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford and at Stellenbosch University. Stephan’s research interests include civil wars, armed groups, peace-building and the transformation of state and police in Eastern Europe. He has done field research in Georgia, Albania and Kosovo. Since 2018 Stephan is working as a policy officer in a sub-national representation to the EU in Brussels, where he is combining governmental affairs with observant participation of EU policymaking. In February 2021 he will start a new project on the legitimacy politics of armed groups which is funded by the German Research Foundation.

 

SEREF KAVAK, POST-DOC 

Şeref Kavak carried out his research activities at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) Paris and worked as lecturer in international relations at Sciences Po Paris, where he taught the course "Non-State Actors, Transnationalism and Diaspora Politics" that he designed for undergraduate year 2 students.

He holds a PhD (2017) in Politics and International Relations from Keele University (UK), where he taught "The UN in World Politics » course during his doctoral studies. He holds a B.A in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University and M.A in Modern Turkish History from Bogazici University in Istanbul. His doctoral thesis focused on transnational community politics of the Kurdish diaspora based on a field reseach in London. His master’s thesis examined the transformation of pro-Kurdish political parties in Turkey with regard to the tensions between ethnicity and national integrity.

Şeref's areas of interest are non-state actors in world politics, diasporas, ethnic party systems, transnational social movements,  music and politics, cultural security, Kurdish politics, Middle East and international relations theory. Şeref has sung in polyphonic choirs in Istanbul and Paris and founded the multilingual eastern Mediterranean folk band "jAnatolia Project" in London. Some of his poems have been published and translated  into English and French.

 

VAN LINDSAY, DOCTORANT SOUS LA DIRECTION D’ELISA LOPEZ LUCIA (BOURSE SEED MONEY – MINI ARC)

Diplômé en droit de l’Université d’Auckland, Van a été ensuite admis au barreau en Nouvelle-Zélande en 2017. Il vient d’obtenir un master en relations internationales à finalité de sécurité, paix et conflits ici à ULB. Ses centres d’intérêt tournent autour des politiques de développement – notamment de l’UE, le genre, les denrées agricoles et l’ambivalence de la volonté de « faire le bien ».

 

OMAR JABARY SALAMANCA, POST-DOC, CHARGÉ DE RECHERCHE FNRS

Omar is a geographer and FNRS Research Fellow in OMAM (Observatoire des Mondes Arabes et Musulmans) at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Previously he was an FWO Research Fellow in the Department of Conflict and Development at Ghent University; a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. His work lies at the intersection of urban studies, settler colonialism, political economy and Middle East studies. He is also interested in science and technology studies, labor, political ecology, settler urbanism, violence, protest and social movements. Currently he serves in the international advisory boards of Antipode and ACME, the editorial board of Jadaliyya Cities and Arab Urbanism, the steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group and the reading committee of Regards. He is also a leading curator and programmer for the Eye On Palestine Arts and Film Festival.