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Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

Professor at the Wits School of Governance

Professor Anthoni van Nieuwkerk holds an MA in political science from the University of Johannesburg and a PhD in international relations from Wits University, Johannesburg. He has been research-active from the early 1990s and has pursued an academic career in teaching, training and policy analysis from 2000.  

Anthoni is based at the Wits School of Governance, where he leads the African Centre for Conflict Management.  In 2013 he received recognition by the National Research Foundation and until 2014, held the position as Assistant Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at Wits.  In 2015, the South African government appointed him to the South African Council on International Relations (SACOIR) where he serves as a Steering Committee member.

Anthoni has developed comprehensive skills as an institutional architect. He publishes widely on African foreign and security policy, has participated in several scenarios development exercises and has broad experience with advising African policymakers on foreign and national security policy processes and frameworks.

He is a visiting lecturer and external examiner in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent, and serves as editorial board member of the accredited journals African Security, Administratio Publica and European Journal of International Studies.