On 12 May 2022, Delphin Ntanyoma successfully defended his PhD thesis investigating why individual combatants engage and disengage with armed groups in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
His thesis revealed the motives of individuals to engage, or not, in violence.
The results of his research showed that vulnerability to poverty and to violence plays an important role in armed mobilization and suggested that discontent arising from relative deprivation plays a central role.
Rewatch Delphin's PhD defence introduction
Photos of the defence
Take a look at some photos taken during the defence.
Read the thesis
Delphin's full thesis will shortly be available for download from the ISS Library