Security in Contemporary Nigeria and Libya

King’s College London – Intelligence & International Security Events

28 July 2016 | Strand Palace Hotel, central London

This one-day conference is organised by the ‘Intelligence and International Security’ research group within the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, led by Professor Michael Goodman. 

Postgraduate students from War Studies will present their recent research alongside renowned academics and leading commentators, as well as senior officials from the countries in question, to an audience composed of policy-makers and government officials from the UK (including Cabinet Office, MOD and FCO).

Speakers include:

  • Funmi Olonisakin [Director, African Leadership Centre, KCL]
  • Abiodun Alao [Professor of African Studies, KCL]
  • Femi Edun [Special Advisor, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigerian Government]
  • Kingsley Chukwu [former Nigerian army officer and King’s PhD student]
  • Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood [African Leadership Centre, KCL] 
  • Ahmed Jehani [formerly Stabilisation Minister, Libyan Government]
  • Mary Fitzgerald [journalist and analyst focusing on Libya whose work has appeared in The Economist, Washington Post, Guardian, New Yorker, FT and Foreign Policy]
  • Abdurahman Alageli [Former Security Adviser to the Office of the Libyan Prime Minister]
  • Anas El Gomati [Libyan analyst, founder and director of the country’s first think tank, the Sadeq Institute, and former Visiting Fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Centre]
  • Senior Libyan government officials 
  • Omar al-Hassy [KCL student]

This workshop seeks to foster an open and illuminating exchange between those who research contemporary international affairs and those who create the policies which shape them. The conference has been kindly funded by the College’s SSPP Faculty Impact Fund.

For full programme details, please check their website