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Experts at Think Africa Press

Staff at Think Africa Press regularly speak to field-leading specialists to keep abreast of the latest analysis. Some of our conversations are published at Experts Weekly.

Margaret Owen Director, Widows for Peace Through Democracy
Frank Afful Political Commentator
Jean-Germain Gros Research Fellow in the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri
Olumide Abimbola Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Giorgia Doná Reader in Refugee Studies
Mukesh Kapila Professor of Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester
Thomas R. Lansner Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences-Po Paris
Akin Akintayo Nigerian Blogger and Social Commentator
Owen Skae Director of the Rhodes Business School, South Africa
Peter M. Lewis Director of African Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University
Cahiers de la liberté Activist Bloggers
Norman Mabasa Chairman of the South African Medical Association
Chola Mukanga Director at Zambian Economist
Tewodros Melesse Director General IPPF
Dave Peterson Senior Director of the Africa Programme at the National Endowment for Democracy
Sonia Languille PHD candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies
Gary K. Busch Author and Political Analyst
Stephen Chan Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thapelo Ndlovu Deputy Chair of the Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO)
Sarah Leah Whitson Director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch
Bongani Masuku International Relations Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Menelaos Agaloglou Researcher, Center of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of the Peloponnese
Ian Scoones
Sara Yeatman Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Colorado
Immanuel Wallerstein Senior Research Scholar, Yale University
Brian Peterson Associate Professor of History at Union College
Di McIntyre South African Research Chair in Health and Wealth. Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town
Graham Von Maltitz Senior Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Hein Marais South African Political Analyst
Nancy Welch Assistant Programme Officer, Central and East Africa, NED
Jack McConnell Former First Minister of Scotland
Brett Cohen Principal Consultant, The Green House
Jonathan Bhalla Research Manager at Africa Research Institute
Patrick Bond Professor of Political Economy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Director of Centre for Civil Society
Britta Rennkamp Researcher for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group, University of Cape Town
Daniel Large Assistant Professor, Central European University and Director, Sudan Open Archive
Richard Dowden Director of the Royal African Society
Amna Guellali Researcher on Tunisia for Human Rights Watch
Reno Omokri VP - Africa of Trippi & Associates and Founder of Build Up Nigeria project
George Gathigi Andrew Mellon Fellow at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Raquel Rolnik Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context
Raoudha Ben Othman Professor of Linguistics
Zach Warner Doctoral Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joel Hayward Head of King's College London Air Power Studies Division
Neville Isdell Co-Chair, The Investment Climate Facility for Africa
Mohamed-Salah Omri Lecturer in Modern Arabic Language and Literature
Okolo Ben Simon Lecturer in International Law, University of Nigeria, and Program Director at the Centre for Human Security, Peace and Sustainable Development
Placide Tapsoba Director for Sub-Saharan Afirca for the Population Council
Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Social Research, Makerere University
Steve Itugbu Former Media Advisor to the Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo Best Politics Blog, South African Blog Awards 2010
Sonja Uwimana Assistant Program Officer,Sudan. National Endowment For Democracy
Ihsan Alkhatib Assistant Professor at Murray State University, Practising Lawyer and Prominent Blogger
Gaim Kibreab Course Director of Refugee studies at LSBU
Nasir El-Rufai Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria
Anthony Day Associate, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Stephen Obeng Gyimah Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's University
Rama B. Rao Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Mangement at the National University of Rwanda
Martha Bakwesegha-Osula Senior Programme Officer, Interventions Department at ACCORD
Angela Ward Adjunct Professor in European Union and Human Rights Law at University College Dublin
Hugo Slim Founding Director of CforC
Makeen F Makeen Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies
Olivier Vallée Consultant to the International Monetary Fund
Ha-Joon Chang Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge
Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester
Andrea Lari
Daniel Maxwell Associate Professor and Research Director Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Alastair Fraser Faculty Member, Politics and International Studies (POLIS) University of Cambridge
Max Boykoff Assistant Professor and Senior Visiting Research Scholar
Robert Rotberg President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation
Abukar Arman Former Somali Special Envoy to the United States
Phil Clark Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics, with Reference to Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Maria Burnett Senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch
Nichole Zlatunich Consultant to Partners in Population and Development
Chris Kwaja Lecturer and Researcher, Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos
Martyn Davies Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd
Zibani Maundeni Senior Lecturer, Political Science, University of Botswana
Keith Hart Professor of Anthropology Emeritus
Michael Jennings Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies
Ali A. Mazrui Professor in the Humanities and the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University
Chris Jennings Principal, Health Alert Communications
Yasmine Ryan Journalist
Christopher Cramer Professor of the Political Economy of Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Blessing-Miles Tendi Author and DPhil researcher at Oxford University
Tshiamo Rantao Chairperson of Botswana Network of Ethics Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA).
Sokari Ekine Nigerian Social justice activist and blogger
Allehone Mulugeta Abebe International Lawyer and Diplomat
John Boardman Emeritus Fellow of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Sven Richter Head of Frontier Markets at Renaissance Capital
Tolu Ogunlesi Poet and Freelance Journalist for Ventures Africa
Holly Reed Assistant Professor of Sociology, Queens College, CUNY
Youssef Courbage Director of Research at the Institut National d'Études Démographiques, Paris
Tsitsi Matekaire Programme Manager, WOMANKIND Worldwide
Nabila Hamza President of Foundation for the Future
Tenkir Bonger Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Business Studies, Mulungushi University, Zambia
Mercy Abang Communications Coordinator for Enough Is Enough, Nigeria
Eric Reeves Full-time Sudan researcher and analyst
John F. May Lead Population Specialist, Africa, World Bank
Sahlu Haile Senior Programme Advisor for the Packard Foundation
Randolph Kent Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King's College, London
Harry Verhoeven Researcher at the University of Oxford
Sylvie Brunel Professor of Geography at Paris-Sorbonne University
Ron Capps Peacekeeping Program Manager, Refugees International
Emma Murphy Professor of Middle East Political Economy
Oge Okoye Onubogu Program Officer for West Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Barbara E. Harrell-Bond Founder of Refugee Studies Centre and Director of the Fahamu Refugee Programme
Ben Judah Policy Fellow at the European Council of Foreign Relations
John Painter Professor of Theology, Charles Sturt University
Keith Hart Co-Director of the University of Pretoria's Postdoctoral Programme on the Human Economy
Andrea Nightingale Director of MSc in Environment and Development, University of Edinburgh
Kim Mancini
Meredith Alexander Head of Trade and Corporates at ActionAid
Renee Horne Senior PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies
Carina Tertsakian Senior Research on Rwanda, Human Rights Watch
Mahmood Mamdani Executive Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University
Jean-Pierre Guengant Research Director Emeritus for the Research Institute for Development
William Lambers Author and world hunger specialist
Paul Beran Outreach Director, Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Monica Coralli Researcher in Urban Planning, Ecole Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette