Will Reno

Dr Will Reno is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Northwestern University. He has conducted fieldwork and interviews in conflict zones across Africa and the Middle East for over 30 years, and has authored three books: Corruption and State Politics in Sierra Leone, Warlord Politics and African States, and Warfare in Independent Africa. Dr Reno has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and policy-relevant periodicals, and edited volumes on civil wars, rebels and military assistance. Finally, he is the principal investigator for the US Department of Defense Minerva-funded program studying how the US can improve foreign military training.