The winner of the Nelson Mandela International Essay Competition 2008, On African Security and Development was announced in december 2008, J. Peter Pham wrote in his essay "Imagining the Congo Secure and Stable" The international community needs to face the reality that in some cases 'nationbreaking'is required." It's incredible that he won this contest when you read this sentence. It shows that being a Phd. or Dr. at some University doesn't prove that you know anything about the Congo.
J Peter Pham is Associate Professor of Justice Studies, Political Science,
and Africana Studies and Director of the Nelson Institute for International
and Public Affairs at James Madison University in Harrisonburg,Virginia. He is
also Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Foundation for the Defence of
Democracies in Washington, DC, and currently serves as Vice President of the
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA).