Dr. Afyare A. Elmi, a Somali-Canadian political scientist, teaches international politics at Qatar University’s International Affairs Department. He is the author of Understanding the Somalia conflagration: Identity, political Islam and peace-building. His research interests include international security, state-building, conflict and peace-building. Dr. Elmi has a BA in Public Administration from Ryerson University, an MA in Political Science from Brock University, a second MA in Education Policy from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in political science from the University of Alberta.
Dr Afyare has recently visited Somvao and Somvoa got the opportunity to organize a meeting between the Somali community in Amsterdam and it’s surroundings and Dr. Afyare.
The meeting was fascinating and fruitful and Dr. Afyare talked about many issues such as , Somali political situation, security, federalism and the current maritime dispute between Kenya and Somalia.