April 26, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Kendhammer Named Senior Research Advisor at RESOLVE Network

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer, portrait

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer has been named the Senior Research Advisor for RESOLVE Network’s Learning from Local Peacebuilding Approaches initiative focused on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kendhammer is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Development Studies Program at the Center for International Studies at Ohio University.

Housed at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., the RESOLVE Network is “a global consortium of researchers, research organizations, policymakers, and practitioners committed to empirically driven, locally defined research on the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. International stakeholders established RESOLVE to generate, facilitate, aggregate, and synthesize methodologically sound, locally informed research on the dynamics of violent extremism.”

RESOLVE Network further describes itself as “a resource hub for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in need of nuanced, multidisciplinary, empirical approaches to analyze the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. RESOLVE’s work provides key insights on violent extremism by establishing connections and asking critical questions to enhance and inform P/CVE research, policy, and practice.”

Kendhammer, most recently the co-author of Boko Haram (Ohio University Press) was previously a principle investigator on a project for RESOLVE’s Lake Chad Basin initiative exploring how the global war on terror and the Boko Haram insurgency affect Muslim university students in Cameroon, and he is a leading expert on religion, governance, and conflict in West Africa.

Supported with funding from USAID’s Africa Bureau, the Learning from Local Peacebuilding Approaches Initiative is a multi-year effort “to investigate and frame the linkages between peacebuilding, governance and human rights, community resilience, and countering violent extremism at the local levels, together with local conflict resolution mechanisms and the role of traditional and customary authorities.”


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