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Khristopher Carlson

Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Small Arms Survey's Human Security Baseline Assessment project on Sudan and South Sudan, Graduate Institute – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)

Khristopher Carlson is a senior researcher and coordinator of the Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) project for Sudan and South Sudan at the Small Arms Survey. Before joining the Small Arms Survey in 2012, Carlson was a researcher with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.

Over the past 20 years he's led projects and conducted field research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Bosnia & Herzegovina on armed conflict, children associated with armed groups, human rights in conflict, and weapons trafficking.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey


  • 2006 
    University of Essex, LL.M. International Human Right Law