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Mvemba Dizolele

Professorial Lecturer in African Studies, SAIS Johns Hopkins University

Writer, foreign policy analyst from DRC, he is also a lecturer in African studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), author of the forthcoming biography, Mobutu: The Rise and Fall of the Leopard King(Random House). He has published in the Journal of Democracy, New York Times, Newsweek International, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, etc. With the Pulitzer Center, he produced Congo’s Bloody Coltan, a documentary report and served as an election monitor with the Carter Center in DRC in 2006 and 2011. He was also embedded with UN peacekeepers in Congo’s Ituri district and South Kivu province as a reporter. Dizolele holds an International MBA. and an MPP. from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political science and French from Southern Utah University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, fluent in eight European and African languages.