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Jean-Baptiste Gallopin

Senior Researcher, Crisis, Conflict, and Arms Division
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Jean-Baptiste Gallopin is a senior researcher with the Crisis, Conflict, and Arms Division at Human Rights Watch. Before taking up this role, Gallopin worked as a research consultant for Amnesty International’s Crisis Response unit, where he spearheaded the organization’s documentation of crimes against humanity in the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia and contributed to documenting war crimes in Ukraine. 

In 2019, Jean-Baptiste earned a PhD in sociology from Yale University, where his research on the Tunisian revolution of 2011 investigated collective dynamics during moments of upheaval. Prior to that, Jean-Baptiste worked as Amnesty International’s Sudan researcher (2012-2013), documenting the repression of Sudan’s civil society as well as war crimes and potential crimes against humanity in the Blue Nile conflict. Gallopin also worked as an independent consultant on Sudanese affairs researching the country’s political transition and as a political and security analyst focused on North Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan, since 2010.  

Gallopin has published research, essays, and analysis in numerous outlets, such as the London Review of Books, the Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage, Le Monde Diplomatique, Democracy and Security, and Aeon. In addition to a PhD, Gallopin holds a Masters in Arab studies from Georgetown University, and a BA from Sciences Po Lyon. 

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