Dagan Rossini is a fellow at Yale University with the Yale Young African Scholars program. Previously, Dagan worked for the African Peacebuilding Network of the Social Science Research Council, where he also served as the program’s photographer and editor of Kujenga Amani. He has additional experience with Putney Student Travel, Interpeace, the International Legal Foundation, and Brown University. Dagan holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, where he double majored in political science and peace and conflict studies, with a focus on international social justice. His research interests include higher education, leadership, peacebuilding, urbanization, and youth.

Special Issue: African Youth—Generation Next for Peacebuiding? | November 9, 2017

Special Issue: “African Youth—Generation Next for Peacebuilding? Trends and Prospects”

Africa is currently experiencing unprecedented population growth, characterized in part by a booming youth demographic. “Youth”—defined by the African Union’s African Youth Charter as individuals between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five—today constitute roughly three-fifths of Africa’s total population. The United Nations estimates that by 2050 there will be 2.5 billion people in Africa; in […]

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Mediation & Reconciliation | February 1, 2016

The Crisis in Burundi: A Call to Regional Actors

“Given Burundi’s refusal to allow the AU’s peacekeeping force and the UN’s admitted lack of preparedness, what role can the East African Community play in diffusing the situation and ensuring long-term peace that benefits not only Burundi but also the entire region?”

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The EAC needs to apply pressure on Nkurunziza to accept inclusive dialogue and peace.