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The Africa Program, the Leadership Project and the Division of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center invite you to a briefing with Matt Bryden, Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, and André Le Sage, Assistant Professor and Academic Chair for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. They will be discussing recent events and developments in Somalia and Somaliland, and the implications of those events on long-term peace and stability in the region.

Based in Nairobi, Bryden directs the International Crisis Group's Horn of Africa Project. He has lived and worked in the region for over fifteen years with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the United Nations, and WSP International (formerly the War-Torn Societies Project). He has written numerous papers and articles on the Horn of Africa, notably on Somalia, Somaliland, and terrorism. Andre Le Sage is Assistant Professor at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, affiliated with the National Defense University. Previously, Le Sage worked across the Horn of Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa and was Political Advisor to the Somalia National Reconciliation Conference. He has worked with other peace processes and negotiations efforts in Darfur, Sudan and Southeast Asia, and his research has focused on militia-faction politics, Islamic movements, and counter-terrorism efforts in Somalia.