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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



During 2020-2021, Andrea is a Weiner-Anspach Doctoral Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Andrea spent ten years as an international civil servant with the United Nations, working as a political officer and special assistant in the UN's peacekeeping department. Andrea has lived and worked in Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), and East Timor. Andrea currently teaches on the "UN and the Politics of Peace" paper for the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme at Cambridge, and co-directs an introductory course on African Studies at the Masaryk Democratic Academy, a think tank in Prague, Czech Republic.


  • Violence and nonviolence in political struggles
  • Politics of Africa, particularly the Great Lakes Region
  • Colonialism and its enduring legacies
  • United Nations and politics of peace
  • Global North/South relations
Thesis Title: Protests and state-society relations in Burundi
Supervisor: Dr Devon Curtis
 Andrea  Filipi

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