He specialises in conflict and post-conflict issues in Africa. His research addresses the history and politics of the Great Lakes region, focusing on causes of and responses to genocide and other forms of mass violence.
His work also focuses on transitional justice, including community-based approaches to accountability and reconciliation and the law and politics of the International Criminal Court. He has a DPhil in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Over the next week, commemorations will be held across the globe to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which between April and July 1994 claimed the lives of around 800,000 Tutsi and their perceived Hutu and Twa sympathisers...
While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.
As violence continues after the latest rebellion in eastern Congo - which over the last three months has killed hundreds of civilians and displaced around 400,000 - it is necessary to reassess the international response to these events.
23/08/2012 15:58 BST
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