Professor David Keen

Professor David Keen

Professor of Conflict Studies

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Northern Iraq, Sierra Leone, Sudan, civil war, famine, human rights

About me

David Keen received his doctorate from Oxford. His study of the political economy of famine was published by Princeton University Press as The Benefits of Famine. He is also the author of The Economic Functions of Violence in Civil Wars (Oxford University Press) and The Best of Enemies: Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone (James Currey/Palgrave Macmillan, scheduled for 2004). He formerly worked as a researcher, consultant and journalist.


Expertise Details

Northern Iraq; Sierra Leone; Sudan; civil war; famine; human rights

My research