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Eric Stolz

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Eric Stolz is a first year MPP student at Harris Public Policy.

Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Stolz worked as a program officer and project lead at Strategic Capacity Group (SCG), leading a U.S. State Department-funded project building the capacity of the academies of the National Police and Gendarmerie of the Central African Republic (CAR), and providing in-service training to members of CAR’s law enforcement at the rank-and-file, mid-level supervisor, executive commander levels. Additionally, while at SCG, Stolz traveled to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to support the creation of the Réseau Colorado pour l’Emergence Pénitentiaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Nord (RECEPAON), an informal network of prison administrations across the Sahel and North Africa dedicated to developing best practices in human rights, countering violent extremism, and prison management and boosting regional cooperation in the corrections sector. Before SCG, Stolz worked as program analyst leading the monitoring and evaluation process at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Stolz also worked as a program assistant for Blumont Inc., working on a USAID-funded project focused on countering violent extremism in Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger.

Stolz holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the George Washington University, and studied abroad at Sciences Po - Paris. During his studies, Stolz worked as a research and program analysis intern at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and as an operations intern at AMIDEAST. He speaks French.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.