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    JSRP Event: ‘Governing Justice and Security in Central Africa’

JSRP Event: ‘Governing Justice and Security in Central Africa’

December 12th 2016 – 10.00, Salle Orange, Egmont Palace, 8bis Rue des Petits Carmes, 1000 Brussels.

Between 2011-2016, the DfID-funded research consortium Justice and Security Research Programme has conducted research in a number of conflict-affected areas in Central Africa. It has documented how people constantly have to negotiate their access to justice and security with a diversity of institutions, including […]

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    Dorothea Hilhorst Provides Expert Briefing to the UN on Sexual Violence Response in the DRC

Dorothea Hilhorst Provides Expert Briefing to the UN on Sexual Violence Response in the DRC

On Wednesday 27th January, Professor Dorothea Hilhorst will give an expert briefing in New York at the UN on a major forthcoming report co-funded by the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC). The briefing will take the form of a brownbag lunch, and will cover the […]

1st May 2014 Book Launch: ‘Negotiating Borders: Defining South Sudan’

Chair: Mareike Schomerus, LSE
Speakers: Oystein Rolandsen, Edward Thomas, Christopher Vaughan, Lotje de Vries

Room 2.02, Clement House, LSE, 6-8pm

The Justice and Security Research Programme is delighted to welcome five of the authors of the recently published book The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspective to debate a range of issues raised by South Sudan’s contested […]

Institutional Vacuum, Violence and the State: The Case of Swat, Pakistan

From 2007 until 2009 the district of Swat in Pakistan’s Khyber Paktunkhwa province was under the control of an armed group aligned with the Pakistani Taliban.  Led by the charismatic and tech-savvy Mullah Fazlullah, the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e- Mohammadi’s violent campaign against local elites and state representatives caught the world’s attention. Many were surprised that the militants, at least initially, enjoyed […]

December 11th, 2013|Events, Pakistan|0 Comments|

Governance and post-conflict reconstruction in Northern Uganda

On 07 and 08 November, a conference on governance and post-conflict reconstruction took place in Gulu, hosted by the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS, University of Gulu) and co-organised by the Institute of Development Policy and Management (University of Antwerp) the JSRP partner Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent). Tim Allen and Holly Porter of the Justice […]

South Sudan: Towards Democratization and Development?


London – How has South Sudan’s government reshuffle affected the country in the short term, and its path to elections in 2015?  Chatham House recently hosted JSRP Consortium Director Dr. Mareike Schomerus and James Copnall, BBC Correspondent for Sudan and South Sudan, to discuss the implications of recent changes in-country, on a panel chaired by Thomas Mawan Muortat, political […]

Chris Whitty: “Most ‘good ideas’ in development don’t work, and many cause harm.”

We’re using Storify to capture highlights from the JSRP / Asia Foundation Evidence & Power conference at the LSE earlier this month.

For a quick glance at all the wisdom, quips and barbs that came out of our first session, Knowledge Matters: thinking about change, check out the Storify play-by-play here.






You can read the entire Storify here.

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July 2nd: Evidence & Power Conference at LSE

Can evidence really drive development policy, or do power and politics always trump in the end?  Join experts from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), The Asia Foundation (TAF), ActionAid, the London School of Economics (LSE), Tufts University, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the University of Manchester for a day of debate, discussion and workshops on the evolving […]

Africa Seminar Series: The Juba Peace Talks & implications for peacemaking

We are the underdogs. We are the aggressed, not the aggressors. We are the victims of a political circumstance we did not create. We have been forced out of our homes. We are refugees in our own country.
– Lord’s Resistance Army Manifesto, 1996.

How is the process of peacemaking experienced first-hand by the actors involved, and can a better understanding […]