Alex De Waal

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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." [1]

"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." [2]

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  1. More Than Humanitarianism, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed October 20, 2007.
  2. People, Justice Africa, accessed November 21, 2007.
  3. CV, Harvard University, accessed November 21, 2007.
  4. Leadership, AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative, accessed April 6, 2010.