Apr 19, 2011 | Event Summary

On Monday, April 18, Aly Verjee gave a lunchtime talk at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, entitled “When Do We Intervene: International Responses to Arab and African Conflicts.” To watch this event, please click here.

Verjee is a senior researcher at the Rift Valley Institute, and an experienced analyst of contemporary African politics. He spent the majority of his time from 2005-2010 working in Southern Sudan, where he was most recently the principal political analyst for the European Union observation mission for the Southern Sudan referendum.  He has served in election observation missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somaliland, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan and Djibouti, and has been a media commentator for Al Jazeera, the Associated Press, BBC, CBC, the Economist, Reuters, and others.

He’s also a frequent contributor to the SSR Resource Centre, and is the author of the forthcoming SSR Issue Paper, “Sudan’s Aspirational Army – A History of the Joint Integrated Units.”