Law and Peace Practice Group
Baba Jallow is the inaugural Roger D. Fisher Fellow in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at
Harvard Law School. Prior to his appointment to this fellowship, Baba served for four years as
Executive Secretary of Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).
Baba holds a Ph.D in African History from the University of California (Davis), a Masters in Liberal
Studies from Rutgers University (Camden), and a BA in History and Political Science from Fourah
Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone. He has taught African and world history at
Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Before going into exile in the United States in September 2000, Baba was a journalist and
served as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Observer and Independent newspapers in his home
country of Gambia.