Cross-border peacebuilding

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Alex Vines

Alex Vines, while on sabbatical as a MacArthur NGO Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London, contributed to and co-edited this issue of Accord. He is a research associate for Human Rights Watch and at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. His books include, Renamo: From Terrorism to Democracy in Mozambique? He also served as a UN observer during Mozambique’s 1994 elections.

Annika Kramer

Annika Kramer holds a degree in environmental engineering with a specialisation in water management and international environmental politics. Her work on topics related to water resources management, conflict and cooperation over the past nine years includes research on legal and institutional frameworks for transboundary basin management, as well as conflict and cooperation potentials in basins of the Middle East and southern Africa. Annika has published policy briefings, guidebooks, and awareness-raising material on topics around water and conflict for a range of target groups. She has also prepared training guides on wastewater management and reuse in the Middle East.

Ayesha Saeed

Ayesha Saeed teaches at the NUST Business School, National University for Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. She received an M.A. in Peace Studies from University of Notre Dame, USA, and has interacted at formal and informal forums with cross-LoC traders from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. 

Ben Shepherd

Ben Shepherd has worked on the Great Lakes region since 2002 in a variety of policy and research roles. Most recently he was the 2009-10 David Davies of Llandinam research fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Cedric Barnes

Cedric Barnes is Senior Research Analyst at the Africa Research Group at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


 

Clara Sandoval

Clara Sandoval is a qualified lawyer and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Essex University, former Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law, member of the Human Rights Centre and Co-Convenor of the Essex Transitional Justice Network.

Clionadh Raleigh

Clionadh Raleigh is a political geographer whose focus is African conflicts, governance patterns and environmental security.

David Lanz

David Lanz works with the Mediation Support Project of the Swiss Peace Foundation/Swisspeace and is a PhD student at the University of Basel.

Diana Klein

Diana Klein is Project Manager with International Alert's Peacebuilding Issues Programme. Diana has experience working on peacebuilding in Latin America and the Middle East. Previously, she managed a regional research, dialogue and advocacy network 'Economy and Conflict in the South Caucasus', engaging private sector actors across conflict divides in the region. She has edited and co-authored several publications and articles on conflict transformation and peacebuilding including 'Regional cooperation on environment, economy and natural resource management: How can it contribute to peacebuilding?' (2009).

 

Dr Alexander Ramsbotham, Head of Accord and Series Editor

Alexander joined Conciliation Resources in August 2009 as Head of Accord and Series Editor. Before this he was a research fellow in the international programme at the Institute for Public Policy Research.

He worked as specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Union (EU) Select Committee in its inquiry into the EU Strategy for Africa, before which he was head of the Peace and Security Programme at the United Nations Association-UK. He has also been an associate fellow in the International Security Programme at Chatham House. Alexander completed a PhD in July 2011.

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Alexander joined Conciliation Resources in August 2009 as Head of Accord and Series Editor. Before this he was a research fellow in the international programme at the Institute for Public Policy Research.

He worked as specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Union (EU) Select Committee in its inquiry into the EU Strategy for Africa, before which he was head of the Peace and Security Programme at the United Nations Association-UK. He has also been an associate fellow in the International Security Programme at Chatham House. Alexander completed a PhD in July 2011.

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Dr Rachel Clogg, Caucasus Programme Director

Rachel joined Conciliation Resources full-time in July 2001, after previously working as Caucasus Programme Associate. Prior to this she held the Max Hayward Research Fellowship at St.Antony's College, Oxford and worked as a lecturer in Russian at the University of North Wales, Bangor.

For several years Rachel worked as a volunteer/consultant for local and international organisations in the Caucasus. She has served on Quaker Peace and Social Witness committees concerning work in the former Soviet Union.

She has a degree in Russian and Spanish from the University of Cambridge, and a doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Oxford on the politics of literature and identity in Abkhazia. Languages other than English: Russian, German, Spanish.

Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew is Head of Programmes, Peacebuilding, at Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA), a national non-governmental organisation based in Khartoum. She previously worked for the UK Department for International Development's Conflict Policy Team and, most recently, on the Accord series and international peacebuilding policy at Conciliation Resources. Elizabeth holds an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University.

Geoff Gilbert

Geoff Gilbert is Professor of Law in the School of Law and a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He has extensive experience in the field of international refugee law and human rights law; he has been Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law since 2002 and has published various articles and chapters on this subject. In addition to his academic work, he has served in advisory and consultancy capacities to UNHCR, to various regional bodies and to the international NGO sector.

I William Zartman

I William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Professor Emeritus at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, and member of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael. His doctorate is from Yale (1956) and his honorary doctorate from Louvain (1997). His books include Negotiation and Conflict Management (Routlege - 2008), and Understanding Life in the Borderlands: boundaries in depth and motion (ed.) (University of Georgia Press 2010). He is president of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), and was founding president of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies and past President of the Middle East Studies Association.

I William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Professor Emeritus at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, and member of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael. His doctorate is from Yale (1956) and his honorary doctorate from Louvain (1997). His books include Negotiation and Conflict Management (Routlege - 2008), and Understanding Life in the Borderlands: boundaries in depth and motion (ed.) (University of Georgia Press 2010). He is president of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), and was founding president of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies and past President of the Middle East Studies Association.

I William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Professor Emeritus at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, and member of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael. His doctorate is from Yale (1956) and his honorary doctorate from Louvain (1997). His books include Negotiation and Conflict Management (Routlege - 2008), and Understanding Life in the Borderlands: boundaries in depth and motion (ed.) (University of Georgia Press 2010). He is president of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), and was founding president of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies and past President of the Middle East Studies Association.

I William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Professor Emeritus at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, and member of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael. His doctorate is from Yale (1956) and his honorary doctorate from Louvain (1997). His books include Negotiation and Conflict Management (Routlege - 2008), and Understanding Life in the Borderlands: boundaries in depth and motion (ed.) (University of Georgia Press 2010). He is president of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), and was founding president of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies and past President of the Middle East Studies Association.

Jenny Norton, Caucasus Programme Associate

Jenny is a journalist with the BBC World Service and has spent much of her career following developments in the former Soviet Union, especially in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

She studied Russian at Leeds University and spent nearly three years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in the late 1990s running the BBC's Central Asia bureau. She has returned to the region many times since, most notably in 2005 as one of the few western journalists to report on the violent crackdown on demonstrators in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan.

Jenny has worked with Conciliation Resources since 2001 when she produced the first ever joint Abkhaz-Georgian radio series about the legacy of the conflict. Current projects include Dialogue Through Film for young Azeri and Karabakhi filmmakers, and People and Times – a local newspaper for Abkhazia's Georgian community.

John Baptist Odama

John Baptist Odama is Archbishop of Gulu and the founding father of the Regional Civil Society Task Force, which works on the LRA conflict.

 

Jordi Urgell Garcia

Jordi Urgell Garcia is researcher and deputy director of the School for a Culture of Peace, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He teaches peace and conflict studies and has done field research in conflict areas in Asia and Central America, where he also worked for a Guatemalan NGO.

Julen Zabalo

Julen Zabalo is a Doctor of Political Geography and a professor at the University of the Basque Country’s sociology department. He is author of a number of publications on Basque nationalism, including Euskal Nazionalismoa eta Nazio lurraldea (Bilbao: UEU, 1996) and Abertzaleak eta Ezkertiarrak (Donostia: Elkar, 1998).

Kamarulzaman Askandar

Kamarulzaman Askandar is the Coordinator for Research and Education for Peace at Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM). He is also the Regional Coordinator for the Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN). He has been active in supporting peacebuilding activities in conflict areas of Southeast Asia, and especially in Aceh, Indonesia, Mindanao, the Philippines, and Southern Thailand.

Katy Hayward

Katy Hayward is a Lecturer in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a board member of the Centre for International Borders Research.

Kristian Herbolzheimer

Kristian se incorporó de tiempo completo a Conciliation Resources en junio de 2009. Tiene un master en construcción internacional de paz del Instituto Krok en la Universidad de Notre Dame desde mayo de 2009. Previamente trabajó durante siete años como director de programa de Escuela de Cultura de Paz de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, apoyando procesos de paz en Colombia, Filipinas, Sahara Occidental, País Vasco y otros lugares.

También tiene un título en Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola y un diploma en Cultura de Paz. Kristian ha sido activista en organizaciones ecologistas catalanas. Tiene conocimiento de otros idiomas además del Inglés: Catalán, Castellano, Sueco, Alemán, Francés .

Laura Seay

Laura Seay is an assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College. Her research addresses community responses to state fragility in central and eastern Africa. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and is writing a book on the differences in the ways that civil society organisations respond to the state's absence in social service provision. She is a contributor to the Christian Science Monitor's Africa Monitor blog.

Mossi Raz

Mossi Raz is business manager of All for Peace Radio. He is a former Israeli politician and a well-known peace activist, having served as secretary-general of the Israeli NGO Peace Now and as director of Ir Shalem.

Nicholas Garrett

Nicholas Garrett is a Director of Resource Consulting Services Limited and a Research Associate with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Oier Imaz

Oier Imaz is a PhD candidate at the University of the Basque Country studying institutional management of knowledge in multicultural and plurinational societies.

Peter Albrecht

Peter Albrecht is an anthropologist specialising in security sector reform as a peacebuilding tool in the Mano River Union, with particular focus on Sierra Leone. He is pursuing a PhD on the role that non-state actors play in providing security and justice in Sierra Leone on the border with Guinea.

Robert Ricigliano

Rob Ricigliano is the Director of Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is the former Executive Director of the Conflict Management Group and Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Socorro Ramirez

Socorro Ramirez is professor at the Institute for Political Studies and International Relations of the Universidad Nacional in Colombia, and has published widely on regional integration and cross-border conflicts. She holds a PhD in political science and a diploma in international relations from the University of Sorbonne. She is also member of the Presidential Commission on Colombo-Venezuelan Borders and Integration, and coordinator in Colombia of the Colombia-Venezuela Academic Group.

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