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Professor Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

Name Anthoni van Nieuwkerk
Highest qualification PhD (University of the Witwatersrand)
Position Professor in International and Diplomacy Studies
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Research interests/expertise International affairs; foreign and security policy; African peace and security
Teaching International and Diplomacy Studies, Public Policy; Foreign Policy; National Security; Security Sector Governance
Current projects Book project on violent extremism in Southern Africa

Short biography

Anthoni van Nieuwkerk holds a doctorate in International Relations from Wits University (Johannesburg). Having been research-active from the early 1990s, he has pursued an academic career in postgraduate teaching, supervision, and policy analysis from 2000. In 2015, the South African government appointed him to the South African Council on International Relations and, in 2018, to the Presidential High-level Review Panel into Intelligence. Anthoni is a skilled institutional architect and experienced academic manager, facilitator and programme evaluator.

He publishes widely on African foreign and security policy, has participated in several scenario exercises, and has broad experience with advising policymakers and practitioners in the South African government, SADC and the African Peer Review Mechanism.

He coordinates a network of Southern African academics and practitioners, is a senior research associate at Good Governance Africa, a Smuts Memorial Trust trustee, and serves as editorial board member of several accredited journals.

Selected publications