Jason Stearns

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Location Nairobi/Bukavu/Goma, Kenya/DR Congo
Introduction I am a political analyst and scientist focusing on conflict and Africa's Great Lakes region. I am the director of the Rift Valley Institute's Usalama Project, a research project on armed groups in the eastern Congo. I have also worked as the coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Congo; for Heritiers de la Justice, a local human rights NGO; the UN peacekeeping mission MONUC; and the International Crisis Group. A book I wrote on the conflict, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, was published in March 2011. I am currently getting my PhD at Yale University.