Peace A. Medie is a research fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Centre for Globalisation and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Her research centers on the dynamics of violence during and after conflicts and the steps that state and nonstate actors take to address this violence. Dr. Medie’s work has been published in African Affairs and International Studies Review. Her research has been supported by grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the American Political Science Association (APSA), and has won several awards, including the 2012–2013 African Affairs African Author Prize. She earned a PhD in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Medie is also an APN Alumnus, receiving an Individual Research Grant in 2015 and a Book Manuscript Completion Grant in 2016.

Liberia | March 6, 2017

Intimate Partner Violence: The Hidden Threat to Women’s Security

When the problem of violence against women during and after conflict is discussed, it is often in reference to non-partner-perpetrated sexual violence. Intimate partner violence is, however, another form of violence that plagues the lives of women in conflict-affected settings with harmful physical, psychological, and social consequences. The World Health Organization describes this violence as […]

Edrina Kenamu, chief of Kandusiwa Village, in Salima District, Malawi, and her husband. Photo credit to Trocaire. Taken October 20, 2014. CC BY 2.0. No modifications have been made. Original photo:
Essays | October 23, 2015

The Path to the Ivoirian Presidential Elections: Past Strife and Current Challenges

“The next few weeks will see heightened political tensions in Côte d’Ivoire, and key actors, particularly the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will have to pay close attention to unfolding events. The threats to political stability will also not disappear with the election of a president.”

Photo credit to Flickr user Ben Houdijk. Taken on October 29, 2011. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo:
Photo credit to Flickr user Ben Houdijk.