Event Date: March 30, 2017 - 12:00 to 1:30pm Location: FSS 5028, 120 University Private
Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network
Policymakers increasingly understand the Sahel region as a space of insecurity, in which emerging threats defy borders and thrive on weak state capacity. This talk examines how these increasingly entrenched perspectives on the region are reflected in the transnational practices that unite international and local actors in the area of border security. The talk draws on the speaker’s ongoing research in Mauritania, Senegal, and Niger.
Dr Philippe M. Frowd is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK). His research is on the transnational governance of security in West Africa’s Sahel region, with a particular focus on irregular migration and border control. Dr Frowd has worked on border policing practices in Senegal and Mauritania and his current research is on the local effects of international efforts to curb migrant smuggling in Niger.