African Union Experts

Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University
Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) is Assistant Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and po...
Former Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.
STEVE MCDONALD, now serving as a Public Policy Scholar (PPS) at the Center, began his association with the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2002 when he was hired as a consultant to help administer a post-conflict reconciliation project in Burundi.  He remained in that capacity, expanding that work to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, until 2008.  At that time, McDonald was asked...
Dr. Monde Muyangwa is the Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center where she leads programs designed to analyze and offer practical, actionable options for addressing some of Africa’s most critical, current and over-the-horizon issues; to foster policy-focused dialogue about and options for stronger and mutually-beneficial US-Africa relations; and to challenge the dominant...
Professor of Law, Emory University
Teemu Ruskola is Professor of Law at Emory University. His scholarship addresses questions of legal history and theory from multiple perspectives, comparative as well as international, frequently with China as a vantage point. After graduating from Yale Law School, Ruskola worked as an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Emory, he was prof...