Samuel Toe is a postgraduate researcher (PhD candidate) in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Language Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. His PhD research examines the effects of natural resource rents on political governance, and how the political orientations of ruling elite influences the formulation of policies governing the sector. His research focuses on his native Liberia. Samuel is affiliated with the IBB School of International Relations, University of Liberia, as a Guest Lecturer. He is former Assistant Foreign Minister of Liberia (2012–2014), former Peacebuilding Officer (2009-2012) in the office of UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Recovery and Governance (DSRSG/R&G), and former National Hearings Officer at Liberia’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission. He played a key role in the formulation and rollout of Liberia’s Peacebuilding Program, under the aegis of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). He is co-author of the book Impunity Under Attack: The Evolution and Imperatives of the Liberian Truth Commission. Samuel is an experienced researcher, transitional justice practitioner and peacebuilding expert, with extensive prior experience in conflict and post-conflict settings.

Samuel G Toe has extensive experience in working in: Côte d'Ivoire, ECOWAS, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and United States of America. Major areas of expertise include: Civil society engagement and strengthening, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Engaging marginalized groups, Good governance and the Rule of Law, Peace-building, peace operations and conflict sensitivity, and Planning, strategy, programming and project development