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Prof Math Noortmann (Coventry University)
(Maritime Security)

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Math Noortmann joined the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of Coventry University (CU) in November 2014 as their professor in Transnational Law and Non-State Actors.At CTPSR, he leads the Research Group on Transnational and Maritime Security. 

Prof Juliette Koning (Oxford Brooks Business School) 2017-2020
(Maritime Security and Capacity Building)

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Prof Juliette Koning is Professor in Organization Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School (UK). She holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Net​herlands. Her research explores entrepreneurship, identity work, religion, ethnicity, leadership and sustainability in the context of small business organizations and/or private security organizations in Southeast Asia, the UK and South Africa. 

Prof Christian Bueger (Copenhagen University)
(Maritime Security)

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Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. He is also an honorary professor of the University of Seychelles and one of the directors of the SafeSeas network.

Dr. Hussein Solomon (University of the Free State)
(Landward Security: Terrorism)

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Professor Hussein Solomon is a SIGLA Research Fellow, Academic Head of Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State, Extraordinary Professor at the School of Government, North-West University, Senior Research Associate at the Jerusalem-based Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA), 

Dr. Bahar Baser (Durham University)
(Landward Security & DIasporas)

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Dr. Bahar Baser is a senior associate research fellow at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa and visiting professor at Tampere Peace Research Institute, Tampere University, Finland.

Eve De Coning (Specialist Director, Norwegian ​ Ministry of Trade Industry and Fisheries)
(LLB LLM Shipping Law and LoS)

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Eve de Coning (LLB, LLM (​shipping law and law of the sea)) is a specialist director with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and a trained crime intelligence analyst. 

Musambayi.pngDr Musambayi Katumanga ​​(Nairobi University)​​ 2017-2020
(Landward Security - East Africa)

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Dr Katumanga obtained his PhD (Political Science) from l'Université de Pau Et des Pays de L'Adour (UPPA) France in 2002. He holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi where he lectures political theory, security and strategic studies. 

user-160.pngProf ​Kwesi Aning (Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Ghana) 2017-2020
(Landward Security West Africa)

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Dr. Kwesi Aning presently serves as the Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana and Clinical Professor of Peacekeeping Practice at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, USA. 

Prof Curtis Bell (Stable Seas Programme)
(Maritime Security)

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Curtis Bell is an associate professor of Maritime Security and Governance in the International Programs Department at the U.S. Naval War College. 

Professor S. Bachmann (University of Canberra)
(Cyber Security & Hybrid Warfare)

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Prof Bachmann is an international scholar, former Lieutenant Colonel (GER A Res)- with operational experience in the Balkans and as exchange officer with the US Marines and a career professional in law and higher education. In the last 20 years he worked in various capacities and functions in the USA, the Middle East, South Africa and various European countries. (Recent podcast on the War in Ukraine here)

Dr W.K. Janse van Rensburg (Content Advisor South African Parliament)​
(Civil-Military Relations)​

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​Dr Janse van Rensburg currently serves as the defence researcher for the Parliament of South Africa's Joint Standing Committee on Defence. Previously he worked as a security analyst focusing on country-specific political and security risk in Africa. He also served in various positions as an officer in the South African National Defence Forc​e (SANDF) between 2002 and 2010​.