Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Project Director, Sahel
Dakar, Senegal

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Project Director for the Sahel, Jean-Hervé is responsible for conducting extensive research and advocacy on the prevailing political and security issues in the Sahel region including Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in order to work toward promoting stability and security. Based in Dakar, Jean-Hervé initially joined Crisis Group as Senior Analyst for the Sahel region in March 2013. In 2016, he was appointed Deputy Director for the West Africa Project and in 2018, he led the creation of Crisis Group’s Sahel Project.

Professional Background

Before joining Crisis Group in 2013, Jean-Hervé worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux. Prior to that, he worked as a Visiting Professor of History and African Studies at the Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago.

Jean-Hervé received his MA at Science-Po Paris in Political Science and History. He completed his PhD at École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales focusing on History and African Studies.

Jean-Hervé has also worked as a Researcher and Research Director for Médecins sans Frontières, conducting studies on post-conflict situations (the DRC, Liberia) as well as on humanitarian interventions in complex crises (Ethiopia, Niger, Guinea).

In The News

27 Jan 2023
France is paying for its desire to maintain a very significant political and military presence in its former dominions. RFI

Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Project Director, Sahel

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