Dr Paul-Simon Handy

Institute for Security Studies

Dr Paul-Simon Handy is the Institute for Security Studies' Regional Director for East Africa and Representative to the African Union. He has extensive experience in policy analysis, strategy development, and conflict prevention. Paul-Simon Handy studied Political Science and International Relations at the universities of Yaoundé, Berlin, and Leipzig where he obtained his PhD. He is visiting professor at Rhodes University in Grahamstown (South Africa) and has previously held teaching positions at the Free University of Berlin before joining the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – SWP (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin as Associate Fellow. He has widely published on issues related to the African security architecture, Africa's position in global governance and state fragility. He serves on the Editorial Board of the African Security Review.

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Political deadlock and regional conflict dynamics

Political deadlock and regional conflict dynamics – how to pacify the Great Lakes region?Peacebuilding

Reshaping Alliances for Peace and Security

Political Evening

In response to global developments in the last decade, the EU has made it an objective to become a “security provider” – also in regions which are increasingly characterised by power politics. In this context, how can Europe be a credible and reliable partner to keep peacebuilding on the agenda?

Dr Paul-Simon Handy is the Institute for Security Studies' Regional Director for East Africa and Representative to the African Union. He has extensive experience in policy analysis, strategy development, and conflict prevention. Paul-Simon Handy studied Political Science and International Relations at the universities of Yaoundé, Berlin, and Leipzig where he obtained his PhD. He is visiting professor at Rhodes University in Grahamstown (South Africa) and has previously held teaching positions at the Free University of Berlin before joining the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – SWP (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin as Associate Fellow. He has widely published on issues related to the African security architecture, Africa's position in global governance and state fragility. He serves on the Editorial Board of the African Security Review.

Join me in:

Political deadlock and regional conflict dynamics

Political deadlock and regional conflict dynamics – how to pacify the Great Lakes region?Peacebuilding

Reshaping Alliances for Peace and Security

Political Evening

In response to global developments in the last decade, the EU has made it an objective to become a “security provider” – also in regions which are increasingly characterised by power politics. In this context, how can Europe be a credible and reliable partner to keep peacebuilding on the agenda?

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

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