Tarila Marclint Ebiede is an Adjunct Professor in International Affairs at the Brussels School of Governance and a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Peace and Development, KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from KU Leuven, Belgium (2018), a Master of Science in Political and Administrative Studies from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2010) and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Niger Delta University, Nigeria (2006). His teaching is mainly focused on Africa’s International Relations and Politics. His research interests focus on political violence, intra-state armed conflict, peacebuilding, youth, local governance and African politics. He is particularly interested in the long term socio-political consequences of violence conflicts, especially the reintegration of ex-combatants, on people and communities. Tarila is also interested in understanding how youth influence the political and governance processes in societies that have been affected by violent conflicts. His research has been funded by the European Union Marie Curie fund for Sustainable Peacebuilding, Matasa MasterCard Fellowship, American Political Science Association (APSA), Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh.