David Bloomfield has worked in the field of conflict and peacebuilding for over 35 years as a trainer, practitioner, policy adviser, analyst, and consultant. He specialises in the relationship between reconciliation processes, dealing with the past and transitional justice, and currently advises governments, multilateral agencies and international non-governmental organisations around the world. He has worked in many contexts, including Iraq, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and Colombia. David was editor of the IDEA publication, Reconciliation after violent conflict: A handbook (2003). He was previously Director of the Conflict Management Programme at International IDEA in Stockholm; Director of the Berghof Research Centre for Conflict Management in Berlin; and Chief Executive Officer of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland.