The “Crisis Observatory” Think Tank of IAPSS is a student-led initiative that aims at studying and monitoring conflicts on a local, regional, and global scale. The goal of the involved researchers is to perform interdisciplinary research on policy, strategy, economics, climate change all other factors and parameters that affect various countries around the world, and create friction, dissension, and discord.

The 2022-2023 cohort of the Crisis Observatory studies the following countries and regions: Afghanistan, DR Congo, Lebanon, Mozambique, and Yemen.

For questions regarding the Crisis Observatory and our Researchers, please contact

Ontlotlile Seemela

PhD Student, Political Science
University of South Africa, South Africa

Dany Moudallal

BA Student, Political Science and History
University of Montreal, Canada

Felipe Honorato

PhD Student, Social Change and Political Participation
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Manahil Masood

BA Student, Political Science
Kinnaird College for Women, Pakistan

Valerie Rumbidzai Jeche

PhD Student, Political Science University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Sam Mokhaloane

PhD Student,
International Relations
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sheryl Bellagamba

MA Student, International Relations - Crime, Justice and
University of Bologna, Italy

Wardah Rehman

BA Student,
Defence and Diplomatic Studies
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan

Former Researchers

  • Tarek Saliba Rodriguez