Edward Paice is the Director of Africa Research Institute. He studied African history as part of his degree course at Cambridge University and returned to Cambridge as a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College in 2003-4. In the 1990s and early 2000s he was based in eastern Africa where, among other projects, he wrote the first guidebook to independent Eritrea.
Since then he has written and lectured extensively on diverse African topics and is the author of “‘Tip and Run': The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa” (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2007). Infrastructure development, economic diversification, smallholder agriculture, urbanisation and the geo-politics of the Horn of Africa are subjects in which he has a particular research interest. Edward was Managing Editor of ARI for 15 months before becoming Director in January 2011.