Dr Laurence Broers

Job Title
Programme Director, South Caucasus

Dr Laurence Broers

Laurence re-joined Conciliation Resources in 2019 as Caucasus Programme Director having previously worked at Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Projects Manager from November 2008 - December 2013.

He has more than 20 years' experience as a scholar of conflicts in the South Caucasus and practitioner of efforts directed at their peaceful resolution, in addition to experience in human rights advocacy in the region, and leads our work on the Georgian-Abkhaz and Nagorny Karabakh conflicts. In 2010 he founded the Karabakh Contact Group, a dialogue platform bringing Armenians and Azerbaijanis together to think creatively on paths to peace, and he played a crucial role working with local partners to produce Conciliation Resources' Parts of a Circle documentary film series about the history of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

He is also the author of Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus (Routledge, 2020). He also co-founded the first dedicated scholarly journal dedicated to the Caucasus, Caucasus Survey, and serves as associate fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He has linguistic competences in Russian, Georgian, Spanish and French.