PhD defence by Rukumbuzi Delphin Ntanyoma

What Makes People (Dis)Engage in Violence? A micro-level analysis of choices, incentives, and expectations in Eastern DRC
PhD student
Rukumbuzi Delphin Ntanyoma
Thursday 12 May 2022, 16:00 - 18:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Aula B and livestream
International Institute of Social Studies
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Rukumbuzi Delphin Ntanyoma

On 12 May 2022, Rukumbuzi Delphin Ntanyoma will defend his thesis investigating why individual combatants engage and disengage with armed groups in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

He reveals the motives of individuals to engage, or not, in violence. The results of his research shows that vulnerability to poverty and to violence plays an important role in armed mobilization and suggests that discontent arising from relative deprivation plays a central role.

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PhD defence introduction Delphin Ntanyoma

PhD defence introduction Delphin Ntanyoma

Doctoral Board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Mansoob Murshed
Dr Helen Hintjens
Dr Matthias Rieger

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Lazare Sebitereko, Eben-Ezer University of Minembwe
Dr Jean-Pierre Tranchant, Independent Researcher
Professor Scott Gates, University of Oslo
Dr Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp
Professor Thea Hilhorst, ISS
Dr Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits, ISS

More information

The ceremony will begin promptly at 16.00 hrs in the Aula 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.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

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