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Hugh Roberts

Dr Hugh Roberts joined ICG on a full-time basis in October 2002. In 1997-2002 he was a Senior Research Fellow of the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and he remains a Visiting Research Fellow of DESTIN. Between 1976 and 1997 he lectured in the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and the Department of History at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. Educated in London, Oxford and Aix-en-Provence, he received his D.Phil. from Oxford University for a thesis on the Kabyle question in Algeria in 1980. He has continued to work on Algeria, visiting the country repeatedly over the last decade, and has published many articles on Algerian politics. He has also worked and published articles on the cooperative movement in Jordan, on the Western Sahara question, and on the political anthropology of Berber society in the Maghrib. His book, The Battlefield: Algeria, 1988-2002. Studies in a broken polity, was published by Verso in March 2003. Two further books on Algeria are in preparation.

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