Harry Verhoeven

Professor, Georgetown University in Qatar

Harry Verhoeven is a professor of government at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Qatar. He is editor of the Cambridge University Press series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East and an associate member of the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford. He is the author of Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan: The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building and Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa’s Deadliest War as well as the editor of Environmental Politics of the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections. He was the founder of the Oxford University China-Africa Network and remains a co-convener. He has collaborated with the World Bank, the U.N. Department of Political Affairs, UNDP Sudan, Chatham House, Small Arms Survey, and several governments. Verhoeven completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he was a postdoctoral fellow from 2012-14 and a junior research fellow at Wolfson College from 2013-14. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge.