Kwesi Aning

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Kwesi Aning, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Center (KAIPTC).

"Dr. Aning currently serves as Head, Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution Department (CPMRD). Prior to taking up his new position in January 2007, he served as the African Union’s first Expert on Counter-terrorism, defense and security with responsibility for implementing the continental counter-terrorism strategy and oversight of the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in Algiers, Algeria. Dr. Aning holds a doctorate from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His primary research interests deal with African security issues broadly, comparative politics, terrorism and conflicts. He has taught in several universities in Europe and Africa and was recently given an adjunct professorship with the 34th External Session of The Hague Academy of International Law.

"Dr. Aning’s recent publications have appeared in Journal of Asian and African Studies, Encyclopedia of African History and African Security Review. He reviews for several scholarly journals and serves on diverse Boards." [1]

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  1. Advisory Committee for West Africa, BEFORE, accessed April 7, 2010.
  2. Editorial Board, African Security, accessed February 25, 2011.