Researcher of the complexities within African politics and society.

Jonathan R Beloff

Jonathan R. Beloff PhD, is a researcher focusing on the foreign, regional and internal politics of the African Great Lakes. He has published several academic journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and editorials on issues facing Central and East Africa. He also published a book focusing on Rwandan foreign policy titled, Foreign Policy in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Elite Perceptions of Global Engagement. Since 2008, his travels to the region led him to work and consult with numerous Rwandan and international government officials to engage and consult with a range of different actors such as Rwandan elites and policymakers as well as foreign officials.

Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College Lond’s Department of War Studies conducting a two-year funded project titled, Military Strategies During the Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda. The project is to better understand how the Rwandan Civil War impacted the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Kigali, Rwanda. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. More information can be found here.

Research Interests:

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Post-Genocide Rwandan Development

Regional Security Studies

Regional Politics of the African Great Lakes

Foreign Aid Policies, Implementations and Impact on Relations between the Global North and South

Domestic Politics: (Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, CAR and Burundi)

Perceptions and Beliefs of the Rwandan Government

International Relations

Impact of Rwanda’s History on the present day

Some Professional Experiences

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2022-now) King’s College of London: Department of War Studies

Graduate Dissertation Supervisor (2016-2019) School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow (2015 – 2019)
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Teaching Graduate courses in International Security and Foreign Policy Analysis. Additionally, as a Graduate Dissertation Supervisor

Aegis Trust (2019 – current) Kigali Genocide Memorial
Visiting Researcher working on various projects: -The assassination of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana. -Girinka (One-Cow-Per-Family program)

Researcher/Editor (2013-2014) for the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide

Education Background:

PhD in Politics and International Studies (2013 – 2018)
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Thesis title: The Evolution of Rwandan Foreign Policy: from Genocide to Globalisation

Masters in Science in Global Affairs (2011-2012) Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Focused on International Development and Humanitarian Assistance in East and Central Africa.

Bachelors of Arts in Political Science (2007-2011) Richard Stockton University of New Jersey Major: Political Science Minor: Economics and Judaic Studies

Additionally, I have been trained in online teaching methods.