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Alex De Waal is executive director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Considered one of the foremost experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, his scholarly work and practice has also probed famine, conflict and peacebuilding, and the ‘political marketplace’ as an alternative framework for understanding state fragility and failure. De Waal’s most recent books are:
- The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, war and the business of power (Polity Press, 2015).
- Mass Starvation: The history and future of famine (Polity Press 2018).
Alex de Waal has served as an advisor to the African Union for mediation efforts in Sudan. He was on the list of Foreign Policy’s 100 most influential public intellectuals in 2008 and Atlantic Monthly’s 27 ‘brave thinkers’ in 2009.