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Personlig profil

CV

Olivier J. Walther is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and a Visiting Associate Professor in African Studies at the University of Florida. At SDU, he is affiliated with both the Center for Border Region Studies (CBRS) and the Center for War Studies (CWS). He received his PhD in geography from the University of Lausanne. His research and teaching has focused on cross-border trade, cross-border cooperation and terrorism in West Africa. Fluent in English and French, Professor Walther spent part of his youth in West Africa and has worked in Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Benin and Mauritania. His work combines geographic information systems, social network analysis, statistical analysis and qualitative interviews. His current research project addresses the effects of national boundaries on cross-border cooperation and policy networks in 18 West African countries. Professor Walther has received support for his work from the European Commission, the World Food Program, the OECD, the European Spatial Planning Observatory, the governments of Luxembourg and Denmark, and the Carlsberg Foundation. He has collaborated with the World Bank Trade Unit and the United Nations Counter-terrorism Executive Directorate. He has published work in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, the Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, the Journal of Modern African Studies, Environment and Planning, and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Dr Walther is the Africa Editor of the Journal of Borderlands Studies and on the executive committee of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE). He graduated with a BA in Arts from the University of Lausanne, and a MA in Development Studies from the University of Geneva.Updated CV and recent publications available at: http://florida.academia.edu/OlivierWalther

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Geography, PhD

Eksterne ansættelser

Visiting Associate Professor, University of Florida

jul. 2017 → …

Visiting Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

20152017

Forskningsområder

  • Sikkerhed og konflikt
  • International handel
  • Europæiske grænseregioner
  • Kvantitative metoder

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  • 4 Lignende profiler
West Africa Samfundsvidenskab
political violence Samfundsvidenskab
network analysis Samfundsvidenskab
North Africa Samfundsvidenskab
social network Samfundsvidenskab
border region Geo- og miljøvidenskab
Group Samfundsvidenskab
violence Samfundsvidenskab

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Publikationer 2003 2019

Åben adgang
Syria
civil war
fragmentation
cause

Introduction: States, borders and political violence in Africa

Walther, O. J. & Miles, W. F. S., 2018, African Border Disorders: Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations. Walther, O. J. & Miles, W. F. S. (red.). Routledge, s. 1-13 (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingForord/efterskriftForskning

political violence
self-defense
monopoly
cold war
Group

Applying Social Network Analysis to Terrorist Financing

Leuprecht, C. & Walther, O., 2018, The Palgrave Handbook on Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law. King, C., Walker, C. & Gurulé, J. (red.). Palgrave Macmillan, s. 945-966

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

network analysis
social network
science
financing
method

Empowering Women in West African Markets: Case Studies from Kano, Katsina (Nigeria) and Maradi (Niger)

Hoffmann, L., Melly, P. & Walther, O., 2018, World Food Programme. 113 s. (VAM Gender and Markets Study, Bind 7).

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportRapportRådgivning

Niger
Nigeria
value chain
gender
market

Spatial and temporal diffusion of political violence in North and West Africa

Skillicorn, D., Walther, O., Zheng, Q. & Leuprecht, C., 2018, African Border Disorders: Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations. Walther, O. & Miles, W. (red.). London: Routledge, s. 87-112 (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

political violence
North Africa
West Africa
Group
permeability

Aktiviteter 2005 2017

Executive Committee of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) (Ekstern organisation)

Olivier Walther (Medlem)
1. jun. 2016 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskabMedlemskab af udvalg, kommission, råd, nævn, forening, organisation eller lignende

DASTI Workshop on Transnational Extremist Organizations

Olivier Walther (Deltager)
19. sep. 201620. sep. 2016

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende

African Governance and Space (AFRIGOS) (Ekstern organisation)

Olivier Walther (Medlem)
20162020

Aktivitet: MedlemskabMedlemskab af udvalg, kommission, råd, nævn, forening, organisation eller lignende

Member of editorial board of Connections (Ekstern organisation)

Olivier Walther (Medlem)
jun. 2015 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskabMedlemskab af udvalg, kommission, råd, nævn, forening, organisation eller lignende

7th European Conference on African Studies

Olivier Walther (Arrangør)
jul. 2017

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i konference

Projekter 2015 2017

Conference BRIT 2016

Walther, O.

01/01/201631/05/2016

Projekter: ProjektForskning

15th Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) Conference - 2016

Walther, O.

01/05/201630/06/2016

Projekter: ProjektForskning

Workshop on Transnational Extremist Organizations

Walther, O.

01/01/201631/07/2017

Projekter: ProjektForskning

Presse/medie

Priser

Dudley Seers Prize

Olivier Walther (Modtager), 23. maj 2016

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Undervisning og vejledning

Social Networks

Olivier Walther & Susanne Gretzinger

01/09/201531/01/2018

Kursus: Undervisning

Social Networks

Olivier Walther

17/09/201718/12/2017

Kursus: Undervisning

New Wars and Conflict

Sten Rynning & Olivier Walther

01/02/201630/06/2017

Kursus: Undervisning

Economic Geography

Olivier Walther &

02/09/201623/05/2017

Kursus: Undervisning