Lieutenant Colonel Dr. habil. Youssouf Diallo

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Lieutenant Colonel Dr. habil. Youssouf Diallo

Military Professor
Regional Security Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Security Policy
  • Transnational Organized Crime
  • Stability
  • Resilience

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Social Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Master’s Degree, Development Sociology, Strasbourg University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Ouagadougou University

Lt. Col. Dr. habil. Youssouf Diallo joined the Marshall Center  in October 2020. He is a Military Professor of Security Studies. Lt. Col. Diallo also serves as the Deputy Course Director of the Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS).

Prior to joining the Marshall Center, Lt. Col. Diallo was a Lecturer at Bielefeld University, Germany. He was a Senior Scholar at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale. After his Habilitation, he had teaching assignments at the University of Leipzig and the University of Gottingen. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology in Zurich. Lt. Col. Diallo was Lecturer at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College and at the Leadership Development and Civic Center. He served as Cultural Advisor at the German Armed Forces Operational Communication Center. In addition, he attended the Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management Course at the German Armed Forces UN’s Training Center in Wildflecken. In 2015 and 2016, he served as a Cultural Advisor to the European Naval Forces Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED).

Lt. Col. Diallo previously worked at the German Federal Ministry of Defense, where he was a member of the Inter-ministerial Working Group “Diversity and Inclusion” of the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration. He was also a Representative of Germany for NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Research Group “Military Diversity.” Lt. Col. Diallo served as a Liaison Officer at the Federal Foreign Office.

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