Dr. Arsène Brice Bado is the deputy director of the Institute of Dignity and Human Rights 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 (SVN) Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (September to November 2015). He was also a visiting researcher at Yale University (USA) during the 2014-2015 academic year. He was the 2017-2018 Anna and Donald Waite Endowed Chair at Creighton University (USA). He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy, Socio-Anthropology, and Theology, and Master’s Degrees in Social Ethics, International Human Rights Law, and Socio-Anthropology. Dr. Bado obtained his PhD in Political Science from Laval University in Canada in 2016. 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.
He is the author of Dignity across Borders: Forced Migration and Christian Social Ethics (Denver: Outskirts Press, 2010), and editor of the book Dynamiques des guerres civiles en Afrique: Une approche holiste (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015).