Dr. Yvan Yenda Ilunga is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island (USA), teaching undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. level courses. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Joint Civil-Military Interaction (JCMI) Research and Education Network, coordinating strategic partnerships, research, and training key stakeholders on policies and operations related to civil-military interactions in fragile countries.
Dr. Ilunga conducts policy-relevant research and studies on Africa’s security, development, and governance issues. More specifically, he focuses on questions related to peace operations, civil-military interactions, natural resources-based conflicts, and regional cooperation in his writing and public engagement. He is the author of the book Humanitarianism and Security: Trouble and Hope at the Heart of Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs (Rutgers University, U.S.A).
- Peace Operations
- African Politics and Security
Yvan Yenda Ilunga (2020), Humanitarianism and Security: Trouble and Hope at the Heart of Africa, Palgrave McMillan, Inc.
Yvan Y. Ilunga & Thomas Matyok “Peace Leadership, Security and the Role of the Military in Ethnopolitical Conflict. In Jessica Senehi, Imani Michelle Scott, et al. (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding and Ethnic Conflict. (Routledge Publishing 2022)
Yvan Y. Ilunga “New Era in Global Security: When peace means Global complex operations,” In Sean Byrne, Thomas Matyok, Imani Michelle Scott, and Jessica Senehi (Eds) Routledge companion to peace and conflict studies. (New York, Routledge Publishing), Pp 481-490
Yvan Y. Ilunga “Regional Political Leadership and Policy Integration in Great Lakes Region of Africa.” In Andrew H. Campbell (Ed) Global Leadership Initiatives for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, (IGI Global), Pp 267-277
Yvan Y. Ilunga “Desecuritizing the Politics of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo” ACCORD, COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor, (July 14,2021) https://www.accord.org.za/analysis/desecuritizing-the-politics-of-the-eastern-democratic-republic- of-congo/