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About the Speech:

The establishment of a functioning police force is a priority for the international community in its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in establishing rule of law. In her speech, Professor Hills identified actions needed to develop a police force with real value for local communities and the policy options necessary for successful development of good policing norms. She discussed effective policing in an era of urbanisation, globalisation and transitional terrorism. Finally, Professor Hills elaborated on her view that policing is a commodity and a business opportunity, rather than a community service.


About the Speaker:

Professor Hills currently holds the Chair of Conflict Studies at Durham University, where she teaches on security governance in fragile states, counter-insurgency and the relationship between security and development. Her personal research agenda focuses on sub-state security and the interaction of police forces with governments, militaries and society. Professor Hills’ current research, which is supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, focuses on police-community engagement in Mogadishu, Somaliland and Kenya.