Christian Bueger

Phd defense on practice, innovation and protection of civilians in South Sudan

I had the pleasure to act as the chair of the assessment committee for the PhD thesis of Anine Hagemann. Written at our department under the supervision of Ole Waever, the thesis provides a detailed ethnographic account how the protection of civilians in South Sudan was organised and recurrently restructured following crisis events, such as crimes, attacks, floodings or Cholera outbreaks. Throughout the camps that were supposed to be ad hoc short lived places of shelter became well fortified and logistically organised cities.

The assessment committee consisted of Professor Michael Barnett and Dr. Leben Moro as additional members. The committee agreed that this was an extra-ordinary thesis and following the defense on the 18.10.2021, recommended the award of the degree.

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