Antonio Sampaio – The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Name: Antonio Sampaio

Organisation: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Disciplinary Area: Strategic studies / Conflict studies

Research Area: Armed conflict in cities, Urban stabilisation and Urban peacebuilding.

Role: Research Provider


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What are your research interests? We at the Security and Development programme of the IISS are interested in the intersection of peace and conflict with urban studies. Main research interests:

– Responses to armed violence in cities within fragile or conflict-afflicted regions;

– Disruption and resilience in contexts of large forced displacement into cities;

– Seeking an updated framework for the concept of urban warfare, using a multidisciplinary lens and drawing from urban studies, the emerging field of urban resilience, alongside peace and conflict studies. 

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What is your offer? 

We can be research partners. We have experience in conducting research on security and development in urban settings. We also have an extensive database of contacts for field research. The IISS is traditionally strong in organising international and policy-oriented seminars, workshops and conferences. More about the IISS. 

Who would you like to collaborate with?

Any research-oriented institution or private sector actor.

What are your geographical areas/countries of interest?

Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America.