Christopher Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and one of our former visiting Bradlow fellows. He is also a visiting lecturer and researcher at Wits University.
Christopher Williams’ research interests include foreign policy decision-making and the foreign and security policies of African states. His dissertation examines South African peacemaking in Africa during the Nelson Mandela Administration, with a particular focus on how South Africa’s own negotiated transition impacted its later conflict resolution efforts. With support from Harvard’s Programme on Negotiation and the Fletcher School, Chris has conducted extensive archival research throughout South Africa. Before he began his doctoral studies, Chris worked as the managing producer and research director at America Abroad, a monthly radio documentary on international affairs that aired on public radio stations in the United States and internationally.