Dr. Nasir M. Ali

Nasir is a lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland. He earned a Ph.D in Peace, Governance, and Development from the United Nations-University for Peace in Costa Rica, and holds two masters’ degrees in International Relations, and African Studies from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is author of several book chapters and papers on security, governance, state capacity and fragility, recognition, and pastoralism in Palgrave, Routledge, Addis Ababa University Press, and other peer-reviewed academic journals. Currently, he is the Director of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) at the University of Hargeisa, Somaliland.