Ebrahim Afsah




Dr. Ebrahim Afsah has joined the faculty of law on 1 January 2012 as an associate professor in international law. Schooled in Germany, Dr. Afsah received his legal education at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and subsequently completed an M.Phil. in Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Following a brief period of professional practice in France, he completed a Master in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University as a McCloy Scholar of the German National Merit Association, specialising in the International Security Programme.

Returning from the US, Dr. Afsah joined the staff of the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, where he was mainly responsible for some of the Institute's overseas legal transfer projects. During this time he finished his doctoral thesis in political science entitled "New Model Army: The End of Militarism in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Creation of the Bundeswehr from 1955 to the Present", conferred by Trinity College Dublin in 2008. He also concluded there a monograph entitled "Beyond Reciprocity: Detainee Dilemmas in Asymmetric Conflict" which has not been published yet.

Prior to joining the faculty in Copenhagen, Dr. Afsah has been a senior governance expert with Deloitte Consulting LLP in Arlington, Virginia. He has very extensive overseas consulting experience starting in 2003 when he set up the ongoing legal training programmes of the Max Planck Institute in Afghanistan and Jordan, followed by a long line of professional engagements on constitutional and public law reform, monitoring and evaluation, legal training, and administrative reform for the Word Bank, UNDP, UNODC, GTZ, the German Foreign Office, the US State Department, and the European Union.

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Sep 25th 2017

Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Tunis to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state.

Average: 8.1 (14 votes)
Sep 11th 2017

Learn why the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring is gone, why so many Arab states are falling apart, why the youth are so frustrated, why there are so many refugees, and what can be done about it. The so-called Arab Spring appeared to end decades of exceptionalism and bring the Arab world back into the mainstream of global developments. The rebellions promised the return of politics and the reassertion of popular sovereignty against their corrupt and geriatric leaders. Much hope and flowery language greeted the young men and women who deposed their leaders and tried to build new, better societies.

Average: 9.5 (11 votes)