Elisabeth King works on issues related to conflict, peacebuilding and development, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Using research methods ranging from in-depth qualitative methods, to surveys and field experiments, her recent projects examine how education, youth programs, and community-driven development interventions really work (or not) for people in the global South. She has conducted field research in Croatia, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Philippines and elsewhere. She is author of From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda published by Cambridge University Press. Other recent work has appeared in World Development, Third World Quarterly and African Studies Review. King holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto (2008). She was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Center for the Study of Development Strategies and a fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She has also consulted for such organizations as UNICEF, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation.