Adrienne Larson (A16) is a sophomore in the Poverty and Power Research Initiative
A number of PPRI students recently met with Professor Alex de Waal, a Fletcher professor and executive director at the World Peace Foundation. De Waal’s expertise is in the Horn of Africa, foreign military aid and intervention, and human rights. Professor De Waal took an active role in the reconciliation process in the aftermath of the Sudanese civil war, serving as a senior advisor to the African Union mediation team for Darfur. In addition, he has published extensively on foreign aid and foreign intervention missions in human rights crises, notably in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. We spoke with him to gain new insight into our Ethiopia research papers, as he has valuable expertise of the country and regional issues.