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Prof De Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Programme Director with the Conflict Research Programme at LSE. He also contributes to CPAID research at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. Prof de Waal is one of the foremost experts on Sudan, South Sudan and the Horn of Africa with particular reference to humanitarian crisis and response, conflict, mediation and peacebuilding. He has served with the African Union mediation team on Darfur and as an advisor to the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan.
‘The Nazis used it, we use it: the return of famine as a weapon of war’, London Review of Books, Vol 39:12, June 2017
Text and editorial oversight for: ‘South Sudan: who got what’, an infographic comic explaining the history of the world’s newest country.
‘The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: money, politics and the business of power’, Polity Press:London, Sept 2015
‘Advocacy in Conflict: critical perspectives on transnational activism’, Zed Books: London, May 2015