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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Alex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and a research professor at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He was previously regional advisor on the Horn of Africa to the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Adviser to the AU High-Level Panel on Sudan. Alex de Waal received a DPhil from Oxford in 1988. Recent publications include Darfur: A New History of a Long War (London: African Arguments, 2008, with Julie Flint), War in Darfur and the Search for Peace (Boston: Harvard University Press, 2007) and AIDS and Power: Why There is no Political Crisis— yet (London: African Arguments, 2006).