20th of September, 2023.
Africa Research Institute, Óbuda University Budapest and Hungary Centre for Military Studies (CEMIS), Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa
Africa Research Institute, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary The Africa Research Institute (ARI) was established in February 2019 within the framework of the Doctoral School of Safety and Security Sciences at the Óbuda University. ARI’s activities include academic research, higher education, organising scientific conferences, publishing research findings, consultancy, country-specific trainings, interviews for the media. The main fields of research of the Institute include African peacekeeping missions, terrorist and separatist organisations and terrorist activities in Africa, humanitarian response operations, food security and sustainable Africa, migration, the Global South and the Visegrad Countries and Africa. The Research Institute publishes its own, double-blind peer-reviewed English language quarterly, the ‘Journal of Central and Eastern European African Studies’ (JCEEAS) (https://jceeas.bdi.uni-obuda.
hu/index.php/jceeas). Senior research fellows of ARI provide the majority of the lecturers for the ‘Humanitarian Response Manager’ international postgrad course. ARI has two yearly conferences, the ‘Counter-terrorism, Technology & Development in Africa’ conference in cooperation with Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and the ‘The Visegrad countries and Africa: history and contemporaneity’ conference with the Jagiellonian University, Poland and Stellenbosch University. Additionally, ARI has multiple, various types of involvements in medical, educational, food safety-related and agricultural missions with its partners in several countries throughout the African continent (Ethiopia, Malawi, DRC, Kenya, etc.)
Centre for Military Studies (CEMIS), Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Centre for Military Studies (CEMIS) was established in 1990 and is part of the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of its research, CEMIS conducts research on defence and security issues, including, but not limited to, defence policy, resource management, leadership, technology, non-traditional threats to security and defence governance. It collaborates with various national and international academic institutions on specific themes. In addition to its academic activities, which include research, teaching, and academic supervision of post-graduate students, it also regularly undertakes research as part of the decision-support and advisory services to the Department of Defence on complex and strategic matters. Its team comprises full-time staff members and research fellows from institutions inside and outside South Africa. International Conference on ‘Counter-terrorism, Technology & Development in Africa’ 20 September 2023 5
Prof. Dr. János Besenyő, Head of Institute, Africa Research Institute, Óbuda University, Hungary Dr. Mathieu Gotteland, Analyst, Initiative pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique, IPSA, France Dr. Moses B. Khanyile CD(SA), Director, Centre for Military Studies Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa Prof. Dr. Comfort Mkhize, Associate Professor, International and Diplomacy Studies, Thabo Mbeki African School of Public and International Affairs, University of South Africa, South Africa Dr. habil Szabolcs Pásztor, Associate Professor, Ludovika University of Public Service, Hungary Captain (SAN) Dr. Dries Putter, Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University, South Africa Prof. Dr. Zoltán Rajnai, Dean, Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, Óbuda University, Hungary Dr. Scott N. Romaniuk, Newton International Fellow, University of South Wales Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Pierre Scherman, Researcher, Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa Prof. Dr. Hussein Solomon, Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, Senior Professor in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, South Africa Prof. Dr. Darko Trifunović, Director of the Institute for National and International Security, Serbia Pieter Van Ostaeyen, Researcher, Counter Extremism Project Dr. David Vogel, Senior Research Fellow, Africa Research Institute, Óbuda University, Hungary International Conference on ‘Counter-terrorism, Technology & Development in Africa’ 20 September 2023 6
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