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Nigerian Lawyer Makes Senior Associate At US Thinktank (Photo)

Posted by on September 2, 2020 0



The US thinktank Centre for Strategic and International Studies has announced a new senior associate – Bulama Bukarti.

Bukarti took to social media to announcement his appointment, tweeting on his handle, “Thrilled to announce my appointment as Senior Associate (Non-Resident) by @CSIS. Looking forward to working with the Director of the Africa Program (@CSISAfrica), Judd Devermont (@JDevermont), a great man, and his fantastic team.

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Bukarti is an analyst in the extremism policy unit of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where he focuses on violent extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, CSIS said on a dedicated page.

He has studied extremist groups in Africa for over a decade and has written many papers, commentaries, and op-eds on extremist groups’ history, ideology, and strategy; deradicalization and reintegration of former fighters; and response to Covid-19, including for Foreign Policy, the Independent, the Telegraph, CNN, the Council on Foreign Relations, Hudson Institute, the National, and War on the Rocks.

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A trained lawyer, Bulama holds a degree in common and Islamic law as well as a master of laws degree.

He has taught law and jurisprudence, peace studies, and conflict resolution at Bayero University, Kano, and has practiced as a human rights and employment lawyer in his native Nigeria for half a decade.

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He is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Oriental and Africa Studies, University of London, where he is researching Boko Haram through the lens of laws of war.


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