Ken Opalo, Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, Security and Strategy, The Brookings Institution
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Ken Opalo

Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service – Georgetown University, Former Brookings Expert

Ken Opalo is an assistant professor at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service and was a nonresident fellow in Security and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. His research interests include the political economy of development in Africa, elections and democracy consolidation, and sub-national governance in Kenya. Ken has a book manuscript in press with Cambridge University Press titled “Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Post-Colonial Legacies” (forthcoming, 2019). He has ongoing projects on the politics of education reform in Tanzania and accountability under devolved government in Kenya. Ken has worked, researched, or traveled in over 12 African countries. He earned his bachelor’s from Yale and doctorate from Stanford.

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