Africa Experts

Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Wilson Center Fellow
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...
Council on Foreign Relations Fellow, US State Department
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Reid Hamel is a demographer and food security analyst completing her Ph.D. in Demography at U.C. Berkeley. Her dissertation deals with the appropriate incorporation of voluntary family planning services into social safety net programs which aim to advance food security and resilience in Tajikistan and Niger. She recently designed and taught a new, intensive course, Global Population Growth and Foo...
Founder of Celebrating Progress Africa
President of the African Development Bank
Lead ICT Policy Specialist at InfoDev, a program within the World Bank
Visiting Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is a Visiting Senior Researcher at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand and an affiliate at Tufts University. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. Her career ha...
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa
Francis Kornegay, a native of Detroit, Michigan is a permanent resident in South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa. One of South Africa’s renown students of global geopolitical and strategic trends, Kornegay is a long-term analyst of global South and emerging power dynamics and US foreign policy. As such, he recently produced...
Former Senior Vice-President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC.
William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For the past three years, he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States His book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, was published in 2013 by Woo...

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