Pretoria, South Africa – Researchers from the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) are available to provide the media with informed analysis of the 25th African Union (AU) summit, which takes place this week in Johannesburg.
A comprehensive list of experts and their contact details is available on the new ISS Media Room.
ISS analysts will be attending the open sessions at the summit, and the ISS is hosting five side-events in Johannesburg on matters relevant to the AU.
The latest issue of the PSC Report, an independent online resource published by the ISS on the AU’s Peace and Security Council, focuses on this week’s summit.
Side events hosted by the ISS
Tuesday 9 June, Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, Sandton
- Women in security, 10h30
- Crisis hotspots and the AU agenda, 11h45
- Africa's courts must deliver justice for international crimes, 14h00
Friday 12 June, Sandton Sun hotel
- How Africa's conflict burden will impact its future, 10h30
- Now is the time for UN Security Council reform, 14h30
Contact these ISS experts
Contact the ISS researchers below to book an interview:
- General AU issues, Africa’s future conflict and development scenarios, UN Security Council reform: Jakkie Cilliers, executive director: +27 83 644 6883, firstname.lastname@example.org
- General AU issues, counter-terrorism: Anton du Plessis, managing director: +27 78 781 3619, email@example.com
- Gender and security: Yolande Bouka, researcher, +27 79 213 9325, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crisis hotspots and the AU’s response:
- Stephanie Wolters, head, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis division, +27 72 433 4808, email@example.com
- David Zounmenou, senior research fellow, +27 72 216 4295, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yolande Bouka, researcher, +27 79 213 9325, email@example.com
- Liesl Louw-Vaudran, consultant, +27 82 7766874, firstname.lastname@example.org
- International justice and the ICC:
Follow the ISS on Twitter @issafrica for insights from the summit and side events this week.
For more information, contact:
Antoinette Louw, head of communication, ISS: +27 82 883 5012, email@example.com
The ISS is an African organisation that aims to enhance human security on the continent. It does independent and authoritative research, provides expert policy analysis and advice, and delivers practical training and technical assistance.