Daron Christopher-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Daron Christopher

CIPI Research Alumni


Daron Christopher completed the masters degree program in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College in 2012. Christopher also holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of Pittsburgh; while there, he studied abroad in several developing nations through the Semester at Sea program.

Prior to his graduate work at the Heinz College, Christopher served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde. His work experience also includes time as a journalist, foreign policy researcher for members of the British Parliament, and a counselor at Seeds of Peace, an international conflict mediation camp. Part of Christopher’s research at CIPI focused on Liberia and the country’s preparations for its 2011 Presidential and Legislative elections, the second since the country emerged from civil war in 2003. His research informed CIPI’s December 2010 conference in Monrovia, Liberia on averting conflict during the country's elections. He also assisted with the development of the edited volume for the Conference on Preventing Electoral Violence and Instituting Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, which inspired the conference in Liberia.

  • Christopher’s work at CIPI included his notable contributions to the center’s edited volume, Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa: Read more
  • Heinz College covered Christopher’s work with the Conference on Mitigating the Use of Violence in Liberia’s 2011 Electoral Contests, as well as his background in the Peace Corps: Read more