Ricardo René Larémont

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center

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African Security, Democracy and human rights


North Africa


French, Spanish

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Dr. Ricardo René Larémont is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, where his work focuses on North Africa and the Sahel.

Larémont is currently professor of political science and sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he has served on the faculty since 1997.

Larémont is a leading expert on political Islam, Islamic law, conflict resolution, democratization, and civil/military relations on the African continent. He has written widely, and his principal books include: Revolution, Revolt, and Reform in North Africa (Routledge: 2013); Al-rabia al-arabi: al-intifada w'al islah w'al-thawra (with Youssef Sawani) (Al-Maaref, 2013); Islamic Law and Politics in Northern Nigeria (Africa World Press: 2011); Borders, Nationalism, and the African State (Lynne Rienner: 2005); The Causes of War and the Consequences of Peacekeeping in Africa (Heinemann: 2002); and, Islam and the Politics of Resistance in Algeria, 1783-1992 (Africa World Press: 2000). His research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Department of Education with themes focusing upon political Islam, Islamic law, conflict resolution, democratization, and civil/military relations.

Larémont obtained a bachelor's degree cum laude from New York University School of Arts and Sciences, a JD from the New York University School of Law, and a doctorate from Yale University.

He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal of the Middle East and Africa, the flagship publication of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA).