John is a Senior Research Fellow at GovInn. He holds a PhD in International Relations (University of Kent) with a focus on asymmetrical negotiations between the European Union and Africa. He also has research interests in security and democratic governance, as well as the role of perceptions in foreign policy decision making. Previously, he worked at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre think-tank where he ran the EU-Africa Forum and the European Security and Global Governance programme. Prior to that, he was employed in Ottawa, Canada, as a political desk officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. John also holds Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Carleton University (Ottawa). He recently moved to Pretoria after a spending 2.5 years in Malawi.