Dr. Festus Kofi Aubyn

Founder of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Dr Jakkie Cilliers is the founder of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a regional think- and do-tank with offices in Dakar, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Pretoria. After stepping down as executive director in 2015 he now serves as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute and head of the African Futures and Innovation programme at the Pretoria office of the ISS.  He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty Humanities at the University of Pretoria and a well-known author and analyst. His interests relate to big picture analysis and issues around the long-term future of South Africa and Africa. He most recent book The future of Africa – challenges and opportunities, appeared in March 2021 and is available on the open access site at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-46590-2