Agnes Wanjiru Behr

Agnes Wanjiru Behr is a full time PhD student in international relations at United States International University-Africa (USIU), based in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds an MA in international studies from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies-University of Nairobi. In her MA she undertook an empirical research on nongovernmental organizations in urban poverty alleviation, with a case study of Kawangware slums in Nairobi. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from National University of Lesotho (NUL)-Roma, Lesotho. Her current research interests include democracy, development, peace, and security studies in Africa, specifically piracy in the Horn of Africa, refugee studies, and terrorism and the "War on Terror" in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on state and human security and insecurity.

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