Professor Andre du Pisani
Department: Political and Administrative Studies

1. Name:
(Title , First, Last Names)

 Professor Andre du Pisani

2. Tertiary Qualifications
(High to Low)
Note: Acronyms to be written out in full
  • PhD (Philosophy) University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1987.
  • Post Doctoral research, University of Cambridge, UK, 1995-6.
  • MA (Master of Arts in Politics), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1973.
  • BA Hon. (Political Science), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1972.
  • BA (Political Science & History), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1971.
  • 3. Current Position


    4. Campus Address (Postal, Room No, Block/Unit)

    Main Campus, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Windhoek
    Block X, Room X 026

    5. Office Phone, Fax & Cell phone (optional)

    [264] 61 – 206-3550 (Tel.); Fax: [264] 61 206 3914

    6. Email  Address

    7. Short Biography
    (maximum 150 words)

    Andre du Pisani is a Namibian academic, writer, poet and artist with 40 years of teaching and research experience at Tertiary Education level. He has visited more than 70 countries and has published widely in his areas of academic interest. Andre manages the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network ( SADSEM)  (Namibia) for the past decade and is the country co-ordinator of the Volkswagen Foundation multi-national research project on reconciliation, post-conflict reconstruction and peace in Southern Africa for the past 3 years. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Namibian Studies and is a trustee of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the Tulipamwe Arts Trust and the John Maufangeyo Art Centre, and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

    8. Resume/Vita

    Post resume/vita document

    9. Recently Taught Courses
    (last 2 years- include course codes)
  • Introduction to Government Studies (CPIG 3571)
  • Western Political Philosophy (CPPW 3671)  
  • Comparative Politics (CPCP 3872)
  • Public Policy 1 (CPPP 3771)
  • The State in Africa (CPSA 3771)
  • Research Methodology (CPRP 3860)
  • Politics of Gender (CPPG 3472)
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CPDR 3872)
  • Contemporary World Politics (CPWP 5971)
  • Research Paper (CPRP 5980)
  • Comparative Foreign Policy (CPFP 5971)
  • 10. Academic interest/ expertise

    Theories of Democracy; Conflict Resolution; Political Economy of Southern Africa; Comparative Politics – Sub-Saharan Africa; Moral philosophy; theories of art (photography); discourse analysis

    11. Research and Publications
    List of references/citations:
    Title, year, place& publisher
    (includes links to abstracts& UNAM Press)
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     2007. Cawthra, Gavan, Andre du Pisani & A. Omari (eds.) Security and Democracy in Southern Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
    2006. Debt Relief and Development in Africa, Resume. Windhoek: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Published by Johan Meinert.
    2007. Andre du Pisani & Bizeck Phiri “Promotion of Regional Co-ordination and Co-operation on Security and Defence Matters”, in K. Kaunda (ed.) Gaborone: Foprisa Research for Regional Integration and Development.
    2008. Namibia a Country Profile. Johannesburg: Institute for Policy Studies.
    2008. “2008 Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop”, Tulipamwe Arts Trust. Windhoek.
    2009. A Dominant Party and Democratic Consolidation with Bill Lindeke. Windhoek: Institute for Public Policy Research. Also available in electronic form on the IPPR website.
    2009. Edited The Conference Report of the First International Workshop on The Relevance of Tertiary education in Africa. Windhoek: National Council for Higher Education.

    12. Recent Professional Activities (last 2 years):
    Training, Presentations, University Committees, Community Outreach, Professional Associations, Bodies &Public Lectures
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    Consultancy Project:

    2008 National Development Plan (NDP3) Key Result Areas (KRAs) 8 and 10 with Professor William A. Lindeke