Alex de Waal

director, Global Equity Initiative, Harvard

Alex de Waal is a program director at the SSRC, engaged in projects on HIV/AIDS and Social Transformation and on Emergencies and Humanitarian Action. He is also a fellow of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which is a partner in a consortium with the SSRC working on AIDS and governance issues, and he is director of Justice Africa, London.

In his twenty-year career, de Waal has studied the social, political and health dimensions of famine, war, genocide and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes. He has been at the forefront of mobilizing African and international responses to these problems.

De Waal's books include: Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan, 1984-5 (1989), and Facing Genocide: The Nuba of Sudan (1995). He is the editor and lead author of Islam and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa (2004), AIDS and Power: Why There is No Political Crisis Yet (2006), War in Darfur and the Search for Peace (2007), and most recently author, with Julie Flint, of Darfur: A New History of a Long War (2008). De Waal earned his doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University.

Alex de Waal is a program director at the SSRC, engaged in projects on HIV/AIDS and Social Transformation and on Emergencies and Humanitarian Action. He is also a fellow of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which is a partner in a consortium with the SSRC working on AIDS and governance issues, and he is director of Justice Africa, London.

In his twenty-year career, de Waal has studied the social, political and health dimensions of famine, war, genocide and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes. He has been at the forefront of mobilizing African and international responses to these problems.

De Waal's books include: Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan, 1984-5 (1989), and Facing Genocide: The Nuba of Sudan (1995). He is the editor and lead author of Islam and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa (2004), AIDS and Power: Why There is No Political Crisis Yet (2006), War in Darfur and the Search for Peace (2007), and most recently author, with Julie Flint, of Darfur: A New History of a Long War (2008). De Waal earned his doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University.

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12.09.2004 (1:27:43)

Crisis in Darfur