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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Kjetil Tronvoll is Professor of Human Rights and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Oslo, and Managing Partner of the International Law and Policy Group. Holding a PhD in Social Anthropology, he has undertaken fieldwork in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Zanzibar, among other African countries, focusing on democratisation/elections, conflict and identities, peace and reconciliation, and human rights. His publications on the Horn of Africa include: War and the Politics of Identity in Ethiopia: Making enemies and allies in the Horn of Africa (2009), Eritrea’s Lasting Struggle for Freedom and Human Rights (2009) and Brothers at War: making sense of the Eritrean–Ethiopian war (2000).