Peter is a PhD candidate at King’s College London. His thesis will examine the role of constitutional conferences and commissions in the decolonisation of British Africa in the early 1960s. Peter is looking at how the British Government sought to use these mechanisms to shape the decolonisation process, and also at how these occasions also influenced African politics. He is particularly interested in the international aspects of the conferences and how African political parties used advocates from places as diverse as the United States, India and Switzerland to advance their cause. He gained his MA from Birkbeck and is a solicitor.