Doireann Cooney

Doireann joined Conciliation Resources in August 2016. Prior to that she spent three years working for the UK-based conflict prevention organisation, Saferworld, as coordinator of community security programmes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the South Caucasus.

Jonathan Aves

Jonathan joined Conciliation Resources in June 2016. Previously, he worked for the Foreign Commonwealth Office as Research Analyst for the South Caucasus and Central Asia and serving in the British Embassy in Moscow and in Tokyo. He completed his career as British Ambassador to Armenia. Before joining the diplomatic service, Jonathan lectured in Russian history and politics at the LSE and Sussex University. He has a degree in Russian and History from the University of Oxford and PhD in Soviet History from London University.

Languages other than English: Russian, French, Armenian.

Emily Hines

Emily joined Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Programme Officer in January 2014, having previously worked as Assistant with the Caucasus team in 2013. Prior to this, she held a market research role in the commercial sector and also interned with the Europe Programme at ARTICLE 19, supporting the organisation's work on freedom of expression and information.
Emily holds a BA (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Jenny Norton

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.

Mira Sovakar

Mira joined Conciliation Resources in October 2008 after more than five years working in the South Caucasus. Most recently she was a consultant for the humanitarian organisation Geneva Call and engaged with policymakers in Abkhazia, Nagorny Karabakh and South Ossetia in drawing up policies on anti-personnel mines.

Dr Rachel Clogg

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.

Dr Laurence Broers

Laurence worked at Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Projects Manager from November 2008 - December 2013. Before this he worked for more than two years at Amnesty International as a researcher on Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 2006 Laurence was issue editor for our Accord publication on the Nagorny Karabakh peace process.