1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Carole J.L. Collins

Former Collaborating Researcher

Carole Collins received a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University School for International and Public Affairs in 1993.
She has written on African debt and political economy issues for over two decades. In the early 1980s she was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, and was the national coordinator of the campaign to oppose bank loans to South Africa.

From 1986 to 1990, she was the international affairs representative for Southern Africa for the American Friends Service Committee in Zimbabwe. She later served as senior research associate in an office funded by the US Foreign Disaster Assistance, and published a study on humanitarian intervention in Somalia.

She served as national coordinator of Jubilee 2000 USA in the late 1990s and co-authored “Jubilee 2000: Citizen Action Across the North-South Divide” in Michael Edwards and John Gaventa (eds.), Global Citizen Action (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001).

She has done research and policy analysis about debt, trade and HIV/AIDS issues in Africa for various ecumenical advocacy coalitions. She has worked as a journalist in Africa and at the United Nations. In recent years she has written extensively on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire).

Her Africa-focused writings have appeared in Africa Confidential, Africa Recovery, Africa News, Défis-Sud (Belgium), Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University), Le Monde Economique, MERIP/Middle East Report, The Nation, National Catholic Reporter, Nigrizia (Italy), Review of African Political Economy (UK), Weekly Mail (RSA), IPS Women's Feature Service and other outlets.

Carole Collins died on 22 September 2006.