Dan Connell - Researcher, Writer, Photographer

Dan Connell is a Visiting Scholar at Boston University's African Studies Center and a retired senior lecturer in journalism and African politics at Simmons University. His work focuses mainly on Eritrea, but it has ranged across Africa and the Middle East to Central America and the Philippines. The cross-cutting themes are democracy, development and social justice and the indispensable linkage among them. He has written numerous books and articles, and he founded and directed two NGOs. His current research and writing focus is refugee flows out of Eritrea. This site sketches his output.

The site also carries an archive of events and awards from the Cape Ann Forum, which Dan founded in 2001 and chaired until its dissolution in 2019. You can access this by clicking on the Lectures button.