Congratulations to Dickson Ajisafe, Winner of the 2020 CES Conference Travel Grant

Dickson Ajisafe is a member of Radicalism and Violence Research Network, Council for European Studies. He is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa, specialising in International Relations with a particular focus on European Studies. His doctoral research investigates the challenge of radicalization and violent extremism in European prisons, with a particular interest in prisons in the United Kingdom. He was the first International Student at the University of Pretoria to be awarded the Erasmus+ International Scholarship, funded by the European Commission. He is an Advisory Board member of DIMES-Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies, a project funded under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and a Commonwealth Split-site Scholar at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Works, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom. Dickson’s research hopes to proffer answers that would impact on policy and practice in contemporary Europe, and beyond and consequently contribute to strengthening global peace, security and governance, looking at the threat that transnational terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremist ideology poses to global peace, democratic governance and human security in general.

CES Conference Travel Grants support trans-continental travel for junior faculty and graduate students already scheduled to present at CES’ International Conference of Europeanists. Those who are awarded a CES Conference Travel Grant will receive a cash prize of $500 and a waiver of their conference registration fee. Winners will also be recognized in the conference program and on CES’ website.

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