Deputy Project Director, West Africa
Crisis Group Role:
Jean-Hervé Jezequel is the Deputy Project Director for West Africa. He first worked as a Consultant for Crisis Group in Guinea in 2003, before joining as the Senior Analyst for the Sahel region in March 2013. Based in Dakar, his role requires extensive research and advocacy on the prevailing political and security issues in the Sahel region including Niger, Mali, & the Lake Chad Basin in order to work towards promoting stability, security and development.
Jean-Hervé has also worked as a Field Coordinator in Liberia, a West Africa Researcher and a Research Director, all for Médecins sans Frontières. He conducted studies on post-conflict situations (DRC, Liberia) as well as on Humanitarian interventions in complex crises (Ethiopia, Niger, Guinea).
His experience in the academic field involved work as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux. Prior to that he worked as a Visiting Professor, teaching History and African Studies at the Emory University in Atlanta, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago.
Jean-Herve received his Masters at Science-Po Paris in Political Science, Sociology and History after studying at the Université de la Sorbonne-Panthéon. He completed his Ph.D at École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales focusing on History and African Studies. His work dealt with the African educated elite trained at the Ponty school during the colonial period where many who attended, became the core of the political elite after West African independence, conducting fieldwork in six different African countries including Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso.
High resolution photo of Jean-Hervé Jezequel