Special Adviser to the French government on the Dakar Forum for Peace and Security in Africa
Fabienne Hara is a leading political adviser and analyst with over twenty years of experience in conflict management and multilateral diplomacy at think tanks and major intergovernmental organizations, especially in Africa. She was recently a Special Adviser to the French government on the Dakar Forum for Peace and Security in Africa, and worked as senior consultant on other projects, including at the Open Society Foundations, while also Adjunct Professor at PSIA/Sciences Po and Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Until October 2013, she was the Vice President of Multilateral Affairs for Crisis Group in New York), overseeing Crisis Group's advocacy at the United Nations and the Security Council in New York, and directing the Crisis Group New York office. She was formerly the organization's Africa Director (1998-2003). She was also Adjunct Professor at SIPA/Columbia while she was in NY for Crisis Group.
Prior to her posting in New York, she was Deputy Director of the Political Affairs Division of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) based in Khartoum, and Senior Political Officer at the UN in New York. She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights of the Harvard Kennedy School between 2004-2005. She served as the Great Lakes Project Coordinator at the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations and as a team leader for Doctors of the World in Burundi.
Her areas of expertise include conflict prevention and resolution, African politics, peacekeeping, multilateral diplomacy, and migration. Fabienne Hara holds a Postgraduate degree in International Relations and MA in Political Science and International Relations, both from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1991-1994). She also holds an MA in German Studies from the University of Paris X and University of Heidelberg (Germany) and a degree in Literature. She is the author of several book chapters and articles on crises in Central, Horn and West Africa.