Our Team

Stevens-Head-and-Shoulders-Cropped and shopped-PicDavid Stevens,  Director:

David  Stevens is the founding director of the Program for African Thought and a Fellow at the World Policy Institute.  He  has  15  years  experience  working  closely  with  Africa  in  both  research  and  professional  capacities including as  the  founder    of  Fireside  Research,  an  advisory  firm  with analysts  in  17  countries  across  sub-Saharan  Africa. Prior  to joining WPI he  was  a  doctoral  candidate  in  Princeton  University’s  Department  of  Politics,  where  his  research  focused  on  the  politics  of  Southern  Africa, and  a  PhD  Affiliate  at  both  the  Innovations  for  Successful  Societies  Program  and  the  Center  for  Arts  and  Cultural  Policy  Studies  at  the  Woodrow  Wilson  School  for  International  and  Public  Affairs. BA,  University  of  California  at  Berkeley;  MA,  Politics  from  Princeton  University.


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Nahema Marchal, Program Associate:

Nahema Marchal joins the World Policy Institute from the New School for Social Research, where she recently completed her Masters in Politics and Political Philosophy. In 2010, she left her native France for the University of Bristol, where she worked as features editor of the university’s newspaper, an event programmer for Bristol’s Creative Arts Magazine and an intern at the Guardian. At the New School, Nahema worked as Assistant Event Coordinator for the Center for Public Scholarship, organizing public conferences and discussions on critical social issues – from international corruption to climate change and art censorship. 





Danielle Robinson, Program Associate:  

Danielle Robinson is an MS candidate in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School University with a focus on equity in public policy, disaster risk management, and environmental resilience. Prior to joining the PATH, she worked with organizations such as the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network and at Yom Institute of Economic Development on issues of both urban and rural livelihood in the Horn of Africa. Her current research looks at the development of public-private partnerships for disaster resilience in Ethiopia with a particular focus on women’s empowerment and institutional capacity building. 


Peter Osunde 2Peter Osunde, Program Associate: 

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Peter specializes in peace conflict and development. He has helped draft policy papers for women, peace and security at UN Women in New York and has worked as an intern in the UN Women country office in Liberia where he evaluated and reported on gender recruitment strategies of Liberian security agencies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the United States International University in Nairobi, a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and is currently continuing his graduate education in Politics at The New School for Social Research. 

IMG_4630Alexandra Boggs, Editor:

Alexandra holds an MFA in fiction writing from The New School and is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has worked with refugees at the International Rescue Committee, as a human rights observer with communities in the Ixcan, Guatemala, and as an amanuensis for a blind writer. Along with her work at PATH, she is working on a literary translation for an emerging Chilean writer, as well as her own collection of short fiction.