Judd Devermont

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Areas of Expertise

Africa; US Intelligence analysis

Judd Devermont is the National Intelligence Officer for Africa. In this position, he leads the US intelligence community’s analytic efforts on all sub-Saharan African issues and serves as the DNI’s personal representative at interagency policy meetings. He previously was the US Government’s senior political analyst on sub-Saharan Africa. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Devermont served as the National Security Council Director for Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel, and the African Union. He spent two years abroad working at the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria from 2008 to 2010. He also has lived in South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Devermont has a master’s degree in African Studies from Yale University and bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Current Research

US Intelligence analysis on sub-Saharan Africa


M.A., Yale University; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


“The US Intelligence Community’s Biases During the Nigerian Civil War,” African Affairs.

Classes Taught

Africa Declassified