Elisabeth King is a political scientist working on issues related to conflict, peacebuilding and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent projects examine how education, youth programs, and community-driven development interventions really work (or not) for people in the global South. In 2014, King's first book, From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda, was published by Cambridge University Press. The book earned her this year's Outstanding Canadians Leadership Award from the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association. King has received grants from such institutions as the United States Institute for Peace, the United Nations Development Program, the Folke Bernadotte Academy and Columbia University's Earth Clinic. King received her PhD in political science from the University of Toronto and was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University's Earth Institute and Centre for the Study of Development Strategies and a fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.