Alex De Waal
Alex De Waal "is a Fellow at the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University and Director of the London-based organization, Justice Africa. Dr. de Waal is the author of Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa and Darfur: A Short History of a Long War." 
"Alex served as Associate Director of Africa Watch before resigning in 1992 in protest over the U.S. military intervention in Somalia. He was a founder and director of African Rights, Chairman of Mines Advisory Group 1993-8 (co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize), and director of programmes for the International African Institute. After successfully lobbying the United Nations to establish a Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA), Alex acted as this body’s founding Programme Director, and contributed to the direction and purpose of the body 2003-2004. Alex established and continues to coordinate the African Civil Society Governance and AIDS Initiative (GAIN), largely as a civil society complement to the CHGA process; and Justice Africa remains a centre for the production and commissioning of some of the newest and most relevant research on the social, political and governance effects of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Since September 2004, Alex has combined his director role with being Programme Director of the Social Science Research Council (US) Programme on HIV/AIDS and Social Transformations, and a Fellow at the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University." 
- Endorsed, Genocide Intervention Network
- 1992-98: African Rights, co-director. Left to take up new position.
- 1989-92: Africa Watch, (HRW) Researcher and subsequently Associate Director. Resigned December 1992 in protest against Africa Watch support for US dispatch of troops to Somalia. 
- Secretariat, AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative