Africa Experts

Research Officer, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
Freelance Journalist
As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
Liz is the Program Associate with the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has prior experience consulting for a variety of multilateral and international organizations, including the World Bank, the Civil Service Agency of the Government of Liberia, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Liz spent over two years working on local adult...
Founding Director of the Intrastate Conflict Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He was President of Lafayette College and Academic Vice President of Tufts University, and Professor of Political Science at MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Fulbright Research Professor at the Paterson...
Member of the Administrative Council, International Fund for Promotion of Culture, UNESCO
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Managing director of Calabar Consulting and former editor of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper
Associate Professor, University of Arkansas