Komlan Avoulete is a geopolitical analyst, researcher, and freelance writer. He has a remarkable reputation in the realm of African affairs and U.S.-Africa relations. He is a valued contributor to the Africa program of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the International Policy Digest, where he provides thought-provoking analyses of various African-related issues.  

Komlan is originally from Togo (West Africa). His insightful analyses are consistently widely circulated and referenced by major newspapers, academics, and international relations (IR) specialists worldwide, reflecting the breadth and depth of his publications. 

Komlan has a strong interest in diplomacy, foreign policy, security intelligence, and education. This multifaceted background has fueled his pursuit of a career in international relations. Komlan's experience includes involvement with esteemed organizations such as Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia, the Counterterrorism Group, World Learning, and the U.S. Department of State.  

Komlan has been instrumental in designing and implementing various international exchange programs for the U.S. Department of State, including the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). He has collaborated with the U.S. Department of State program officers, National Program Agency experts, community-based members, and subject matter experts to support and advance U.S. foreign policy goals through public diplomacy. 

Komlan holds a B.S. in Sociology of Education from the University of Lomé (Togo), an A.A. in Global Studies from Delaware County Community College, and an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations specializing in international security and Africa from Seton Hall University. His master’s thesis examined the causes of the disparity in terrorist incidents within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). 

Komlan is fluent in English, French, and Ewe. He enjoys hiking, running, writing, jujitsu, photography, and traveling. He also mentors students interested in pursuing a career in international affairs.

African Affairs | U.S.-Africa Relations | Public Diplomacy