Nina Wilén

Director

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Security Sector Reform (SSR), the politics of peacekeeping operations and gender and the military

Biography

Nina Wilén is Director for the Africa Programme at the Egmont Institute for International Relations and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She is also a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO). Previously, she has had positions at Antwerp University and the Royal Military Academy in Belgium. In 2015 she was a Visiting Researcher at Stellenbosch University and in 2017-2018 she was at Lund University. Her research interests include conflict analysis and peace processes and the relation between sovereignty and intervention. More specifically she has been doing research on Security Sector Reform (SSR), the politics of peacekeeping operations and gender and the military. Geographically her research has been concentrated to Sub-Saharan Africa, where she has conducted fieldwork in Liberia, the DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and South Africa. She has published extensively the challenges of peacebuilding and peace operations in a range of international academic journals such as Gender, Work and Organization, Third World Quarterly and Journal of Eastern African Studies. She is also the author of the book: Justifying Interventions in Africa: (De) Stabilizing Sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo. Since August 2016, Nina is the Deputy Editor for International Peacekeeping.

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