CIPI Research Alumni
Daron Christopher is a master’s candidate at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, where he is studying Public Policy and Management. Christopher graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science; while there, he studied abroad in several developing nations through the Semester at Sea program.
Prior to arriving at the Heinz College, Daron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde. Christopher’s 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.