UN peacekeepers from Bangladesh arrive at the Niger Battalion Base in Ansongo, eastern Mali. February 2015. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)
UN peacekeepers from Bangladesh arrive at the Niger Battalion Base in Ansongo, eastern Mali. February 2015. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)

CIGI’s research theme on Africa focuses on the continent’s capacity to contain and resolve conflicts, and to build resilience against the outbreak or resurgence of violence. Researchers have also been exploring the role of South Africa in the continent's multilateral governance issues.

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Pamela Aall

CIGI Senior Fellow

Pamela Aall is a senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. She is also a senior adviser for conflict prevention and management at the United States Institute of Peace.

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Chester A. Crocker

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Chester A. Crocker is a distinguished fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. He is also the James R. Schlesinger professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Fen Osler Hampson

CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program

Fen Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and will continue to serve as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media.

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James Milner

Senior Fellow

James Milner is a Senior Fellow in CIGI's Global Security Program where he focuses on refugees, peacebuilding, African politics and the United Nations system. James is helping lead CIGI's Global Leadership and Cooperation for Refugees project.

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