Prof Hussein Solomon
Prof Hussein Solomon
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Prof Hussein Solomon an expert on conflict resolution, fundamentalism

Prof Hussein Solomon introduction: video

Prof Hussein Solomon introduction: video

The research interests of Prof Hussein Solomon, Senior Professor in the Department of Political Science, takes him to all corners of the world. These interests include conflict and conflict resolution in Africa, South African Foreign Policy, international relations theory, religious fundamentalism and population movements in the developing world.

But, he also sits on the board of trustees of All Africa Women for Peace, and is a captain in the Reserve Force of the South African Air Force.

He served in many high-profile positions in organisations, universities and institutions in South Africa and abroad. Currently he is a visiting fellow at the MacKinder Programme for the Study of Long-Wave Events at the London School of Economics and Political Science; deputy chair of the Pugwash Conferences on Science in World Affairs (South African chapter); member of the security council of the Gerson Lehrman group of companies; on the international steering committee of Global Action to Prevent War; research associate of the Centre for Defence Studies, University of Zimbabwe; and a research associate of the SA Institute for International Affairs.

He is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in Hawaii; vice-president of the African Studies Association (India) and member of the International Advisory Board of the Middle East Institute. He is involved in a variety of capacities with publications such as Politeia, Globalizations, the Journal for Contemporary History, Africa Insight, and Insight on Africa.

Articles:
Islam. Boko Haram. Terrorism. Prof Hussein Solomon offers insight. - 04 September 2014
Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Why negotiations are not an option - 23 October 2014
Faculty of Theology hosts annual meeting of Society for Practical Theology - 30 January 2015