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Arsène Brice Bado

Early Warning Fellow: Côte d’Ivoire


September 1, 2018–December 31, 2020

Arsène Brice Bado, SJ, PhD, is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to his time at CERAP, Dr. Bado was a Southern Voices Network Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, from September to November 2015. He was also a visiting researcher at Yale University during the 2014–2015 academic year. He was the 2017–2018 Anna and Donald Waite Endowed Chair at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. His research interests include democracy, ethnic pluralism, conflict analysis, forced migration, electoral processes in conflict ridden societies, and foreign aid in Africa. His publications have appeared in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Mediterranean Politics, Revue Études, Revue Relations, Débats-Courrier d’Afrique de l’Ouest, and La Civiltà Cattolica. In addition, he has contributed chapters to several books, and in 2015 edited Dynamiques des guerres civiles en Afrique: Une approche holiste. He is the author of Dignity across Borders: Forced Migration and Christian Social Ethics. Dr. Bado holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy, Socio-Anthropology, and Theology, and Master’s Degrees in Social Ethics, International Human Rights Law, and Socio-Anthropology. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from Laval University in Canada in 2016.

Fellowship Project

Dr. Bado is the lead author of the Simon-Skjodt Center's report on risks of mass atrocities in Côte d’Ivoire: Election Uncertainty: Preventing Atrocity Crimes in Côte d'Ivoire, and the sole author of a follow-up report: Efforts de Pacification de l’Élection Présidentielle d’Octobre 2020 en Côte d’Ivoire.