- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Professor Fantu Cheru is a SIPRI Associate Senior Fellow with the Mali Civil Society and Peacebuilding Project. He is a Distinguished Research Associate at the North–South Institute in Ottawa, Canada, a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for African Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and Emeritus Professor of African and Development Studies at American University in Washington, DC. He currently serves as a senior external advisor to Ethiopia’s Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Construction. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of academic journals. His articles have appeared in numerous international journals including World Development, the Review of African Political Economy, International Affairs and Third World Quarterly: Global Political Economy.
Global political economy; political economy of Africa; international development and development management; comparative and regional politics; globalization, trade and regional integration; agriculture and rural development; African urbanization and the urban-rural interface; conflict, democracy and transformation.
PhD in Political Economy and Urban Planning, Portland State University, (1983) MS in Political Science, Portland State University (1978) BA in Political Science, Colorado College (1975)