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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.

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