Somaliland: Peace without a monopoly on violence – Dr. Sarah Phillips


EventSarahPhyllipsSarah Phillips lectures in international security and development, international relations, and comparative politics. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa -particularly in Yemen, Somaliland, Kenya, Jordan, Pakistan, and Oman – and has advised numerous governments and international development agencies on matters pertaining to these areas. Dr. Phillips’s talk with focus on maintaining peace when there isn’t a government with a monopoly on force, and how external world sees Somaliland’s ability to maintain the peace.

Title: Somaliland: Peace without a monopoly on violence
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Phillips, University of Sydney
Moderated by: Barkhad M. Kaariye
Date: Thursday 1st October 2015 – Time: 19.40
Venue: Hargeysa Cultural Centre


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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