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Arsène Brice Bado

Former Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar


    September 8, 2015 — November 25, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Associate researcher, CERAP

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Foreign Electoral Assistance as a Strategy for Peace Building in Post-Conflict Societies"

    Full Biography

    Mr. A. Brice Bado is an associate researcher at the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to his time at the Wilson Center, Mr. Bado was a visiting researcher at Yale University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Previously, Mr. Bado worked for Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Kenya, the Research Center for Social Action in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Secours Catholic in France. His research interests include democracy, conflict analysis, forcibly displaced persons, and electoral processes in conflict ridden societies. His publications have appeared in the Journal of  International Migration and Integration, Revue Études, Revue Relations, and Débats-Courrier d’Afrique de l’Ouest, Sécurité Mondiale. In addition he has contributed chapters to several books. He has extensive field experience in election observation in West Africa, and has conducted research with electoral management bodies in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the DRC, and Burkina Faso. He holds three Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy, Socio-Anthropology, and Theology, and three Masters Degrees in Social Ethics, International Human Rights Law, and Sociology and Anthropology. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Laval University in Canada. His doctoral research focuses on elections in post-civil conflict societies.

    More information on the Southern Voices Network can be found here.

    Major Publications

    Arsène Brice Bado (Ed.), Dynamiques des Guerres Civiles en Afrique, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015

    Arsène Brice Bado, “La démocratie au Burkina Faso aux prises avec les systèmes traditionnels de gouvernance”, Revue Études, n°4215, Avril 2015, pp.19-29.

    Arsène Brice Bado, “Assessing advocacies for forcibly displaced people”, in Journal of International Migration and Integration, First published on line on January 21, 2015; DOI : 10.1007/s12134-015-0413-5, Accessible on :