Congo – COI

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Dr Tony Barnett


Dr Barnett is Professorial Research Fellow in LSE Health and Social Care in the Department of Social Policy and holds an honorary Chair at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background in economics, philosophy, social anthropology, sociology and political science. He is able to advise on ethnicity in the Republic of Congo. He can particularly be referred to when determining whether a Congolese is MuNyamulenge. He is also willing to discuss claims made based on the adequacy of HIV/AIDS treatment in the Republic of Congo.

Dr Brett Carter


Dr Brett Carter is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California and a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and has previously held fellowships at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and Stanford’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. His first book, Propaganda in Autocracies, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. He has written widely about politics in the Republic of Congo, including the Congo chapter for the Africa Yearbook, published each year by Brill. His second book project, Dictatorship in Divided Societies, focuses on politics in Congo since President Denis Sassou Nguesso reclaimed power in 1997.

Dr Jeremy Rich


Dr. Jeremy Rich is a specialist on central African politics and history, particularly on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo.  He served for over 5 years as a member of the Amnesty International USA Central Africa country specialist program.  Dr. Rich has extensive experience in reviewing applications of individuals seeking political asylum (particularly in the USA) and writing letters of support and affidavits on their behalf.  He was written 2 books and over 30 articles on Congolese and Gabonese history.  The US State Department has invited Dr. Rich to present on Gabonese politics and he also was an official observer of the 2016 Gabonese presidential election.  He is fluent in French and some familiarity with Fang, Lingala, and Kinyarwanda.   He currently teaches at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.