'Mining Reform, Governance and the State in the Democratic Republic of the Congo'

Thursday 4 Oct 2018, 16:00 - 17:30
PhD defence
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The rector of the International Institute of Social Studies requests the pleasure of your company at the Public Defence of the PhD thesis by Jose Alice Diemel.

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Short thesis abstract

In her thesis, 'Mining Reform, Governance and the State in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The traces ‘'conflict-mineral'’ policy left behind on natural resource governance in Katanga', Jose Alice Diemel will deal with the effects of conflict-mineral reform interventions implemented throughout Congo’s tin, tantalum and tungsten (3T) mineral areas over the last eight years.

Doctoral committee


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Thea Hilhorst

Professor Koen Vlassenroot, Ghent University

Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey
Dr Sara Geenen, University of Antwerp
Professor Dirk-Jan Koch, Radboud University
Professor Wil Hout
Dr Murat Arsel


Dr Bodille Arensman
Mr Tim Diemel


The Public Defence will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018. The ceremony will begin promptly at 16.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.


This Public Defence may broadcast on ISS livestream. If so, you will be able to watch the Public Defence live at www.iss.nl/live and later on on the ISS YouTube channel

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