Researcher - African Security
John Filitz has a background in international development. His work experience includes tertiary academic institutions and the public sector in his native South Africa, as well as for an international governance NGO based in Washington D.C. John shares a keen interest in the political economy of emerging nations, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Current research focus includes maritime governance, illicit trade and the shadow economy. He holds a Masters in Development Studies and a Bachelors in Political Science and Economic History from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.