Peter Both was born and raised in Upper Nile Province, Southern Sudan.
He completed elementary school in Sudan. But due to the civil war in Sudan, he was forced to flee to Ethiopian border where he stayed as refugee for almost 11 years.
While refugee in Ethiopia, he continued his education and graduated with BA in Political Science and International Relations in Addis-Ababa University in 1996.
After graduation, Mr. Both took up a job with Refugee and Returnee Affairs department, an implementing partner of the UNHCR in Ethiopia, where he served as Assistant Coordinator for Refugee students.
Mr. Both became permanent resident in Canada in 1997 where he completed his Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is currently a Master of Social Work candidate specializing in International Social Development.
Mr. Both worked for various refugee agencies in Calgary including Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
His current publication is South Sudan: Forgotten Tragedy. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled: International Relations of Ethiopia: the strategy of a developing state.
Some of his major research interests include:
- Democratization and democracy
- Good governance
- African Politics and government
- Revolutionary Movements
- Social development at the international level
- Government and politics in Sudan
- Government and Politics in Ethiopia
- Social Justice
- Refugees and Humanitarian affairs