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DB Subedi

DB Subedi Senior Fellow DB Subedi is an expert and researcher in conflict transformation, peacebuilding and community security. About His current and previous research has focused on post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding with particular emphasis on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), security governance in political transition, community security and violence prevention, role of the private sector in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconciliation. He possesses more than 12 years of long-term as well as short-term experience in project management, training, teaching and research in the field of peacebuilding and development from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Myanmar and Australia. He also specialises...

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Matthew LeRiche

Matthew LeRiche Senior Fellow Matthew LeRiche is a lecturer in international politics, conflict security and development. About He is an expert in political and conflict risk analysis, initially specializing in the political and security dynamics of South Sudan where he has worked since 2006. Whilst studying for a PhD at King’s College London, he undertook extensive field research in South Sudan and East Africa on humanitarianism and its impact on the conduct of war. While working in the field he was able to establish and develop relations with all levels of actors from local communities to high-level commanders of...

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David Law

David Law Senior Fellow David Law is a security and governance practitioner, with over 30 years’ experience as a policy advisor and advocate, facilitator, teacher, trainer, editor and writer. About Prior to joining the Centre for Security Governance, David worked from 2003 to 2011 with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) as a senior fellow. From 2008 to 2010, he was assigned as senior advisor to DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team to support this then newly created division of DCAF during its start-up phase. In these positions, he was responsible for designing and...

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David Last

David Last Senior Fellow David Last is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he teaches comparative politics and graduate courses in conflict management and peacekeeping. About His major research interest intersects comparative democratization, ethnic conflict management, and external state and nation building in post-conflict states. Dr. Guzina’s current research is on the European Union’s accession policies and state building in the Western Balkans. His book, Conflict De-escalation in Peacekeeping Operations, is published by the Canadian Peacekeeping Press (1997), and he has published more than forty chapters and articles...

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Dejan Guzina

Dejan Guzina Senior Fellow Dejan Guzina is Associate Professor in Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). About His major research interest intersects comparative democratization, ethnic conflict management, and external state and nation building in post-conflict states. Dr. Guzina’s current research is on the European Union’s accession policies and state building in the Western Balkans. The research focuses primarily on the region’s specific policy challenges that are omnipresent across the region: bringing war criminals to justice, pervasive corruption at the state level and the lack of structural security and juridical reforms. Dr. Guzina has published in...

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Eleanor Gordon

Eleanor Gordon Senior Fellow Eleanor Gordon is a full-time Lecturer in Conflict and Security Studies in the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester. About At the University of Leicester, she developed and delivers an MSc distance learning programme in Security, Conflict and International Development (SCID) and established and manages the SCID Panel of Experts. In addition, Eleanor works as a consultant for a number of conflict prevention NGOs, universities, government agencies and the UN, primarily on issues related to building security and justice after conflict. She has also served in various management and advisory roles in the field of...

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Ross Fetterly

Ross Fetterly Senior Fellow Col. Ross Fetterly has 32 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and is currently the Royal Canadian Air Force Comptroller and Business Planner. About A scholar practitioner, he has a Ph.D (War Studies) from the Royal Military College of Canada focused on defence economics, policy and cost analysis. He has a MAdmin from the University of Regina, a MA from the Royal Military College, and a BCom from McGill University. Ross has served in the NATO International Security Assistance Force as the Chief CJ8 (finance, procurement and contracting) for the Commander Kandahar Airfield organisation and as...

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Timothy Donais

Timothy Donais Senior Fellow Timothy Donais is an associate professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he teaches in the area of peace and conflict studies. About He joined Laurier in 2008, after having taught for four years in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor. He received his PhD from Toronto’s York University in 2003. Tim’s research focuses on post-conflict peace building, and he has recently completed a multi-year research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which explored issues of “local ownership” in peace...

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Marina Caparini

Marina Caparini Senior Fellow Dr. Marina Caparini conducts applied research and policy support on security and justice governance, with an emphasis on conflict-affected and post-authoritarian settings. About She has worked closely with civil society actors, policy makers, security and justice practitioners, donors and international organisations on a wide spectrum of security and justice issues, including SSR, private security regulation, transitional justice, conflict management and peace operations. She formerly held senior positions at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces. Marina is currently...

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Geoff Burt

Geoff Burt Senior Fellow Geoff’s research focuses on state building and security sector reform. About Geoff Burt was formerly the Deputy Director of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG). Prior to joining the CSG, Geoff Burt was a researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and a member of CIGI’s Security Sector Governance project. His work in Haiti has examined the regulation and oversight of private security and, more recently, efforts to coordinate the national level, top-down police reform process with participatory violence reduction projects at the community level. Geoff was a recipient of the Canadian Department...

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Stephen Baranyi

Stephen Baranyi Senior Fellow Stephen Baranyi is an Associate Professor with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. About He currently works at the nexus of development and security — on issues like the challenges of security system reform, development cooperation and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states, especially in the Americas. Prior to joining the University in 2008, he worked as a practitioner with various governmental, non-governmental and research institutions in Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. He has published widely on issues related to peacebuilding and development fragile and...

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Louise Riis Andersen

Louise Riis Andersen Advisory Board Member Dr. Louise Riis Andersen is a senior analyst at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen. About Prior to joining Danish Institute for International Studies, she worked as a carrier diplomat in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on her policy background, her research explores the ways in which the international community perceives and responds to crisis in the global periphery. With a focus on UN-led peace operations in Sub-Saharan Africa she deals with questions related to global governance, the nexus between security and development, and the dilemmas of post-conflict statebuilding....

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Luc van de Goor

Luc van de Goor Advisory Board Member Luc van de Goor is Director Research at the Clingendael Institute. About He has a background in history and conflict studies and has researched issues concerning fragile states, in particular reform of the security sector, DDR (disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration), conflict prevention and early warning, and peacebuilding (including issues of governance and democracy assistance). He is currently working on Security and Justice for the United Nations. After graduating from the University of Utrecht with an MA in History Of International Relations, he joined Clingendael in 1993. In 2005 he became Head of...

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Roland Paris

Roland Paris Advisory Board Member Dr. Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, founding director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, and associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. About His research interests are in the fields of international security, international governance and foreign policy. Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2006, he was director of research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country’s largest think tank; foreign policy advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Privy Council Office of the...

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Alpaslan Özerdem

Mokhtar Lamani Advisory Board Member Dr. Alpaslan Özerdem is director of the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies (CPRS) at Coventry University. About With over 15 years of field research experience in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Turkey, he specializes in the politics of humanitarian interventions, disaster response, security sector reform, reintegration of former combatants and post-conflict state building. He has also taken an active role in the initiation and management of several advisory and applied research projects for a wide range of national and international organizations. Alpaslan leads the...

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Mokhtar Lamani

Mokhtar Lamani Advisory Board Member Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, a distinguished international diplomat, is currently the Head of the Office of the UN-League of Arab States Joint Special Representative for Syria, a post he has held since August 2012. About Between 2007 and 2010, Mokhtar served as a senior visiting fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, where he led innovative projects on minority issues in the Middle East, and cosmopolitanism and citizenship in the Islamic world.In 2006, he served as special representative of the League of Arab States in Iraq, where he worked to reconcile the...

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Johanna Mendelson Forma

Johanna Mendelson Forman Advisory Board Member Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman is a senior associate with the Americas Program at the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS), where she works on renewable energy, the Americas, civil-military relations and post-conflict reconstruction. About A former co-director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, she has written extensively on security sector reform in conflict states, economic development in postwar societies, the role of the United Nations in peace operations and energy security. In 2003, she participated in a review of the post-conflict reconstruction effort of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as part of...

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Eboe Hutchful

Eboe Hutchful Advisory Board Member Eboe Hutchful is the chair and Interim Executive Secretary of the African Security Sector Newtork (ASSN). About He is a professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and has taught at several other universities in Africa and North America, including the University of Toronto, Trent and Waterloo Universities in Ontario, the University of Ghana and the University of Port Harcourt. Professor Hutchful is a long-time researcher on civil-military relations, security sector reform, and international development issues. He is the author of Ghana’s Adjustment Experience: The Paradox of Reform (James Currey,...

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Lucía Dammert

Lucía Dammert Advisory Board Member Dr. Lucía Dammert is professor at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. About She has worked in academic institutions in the United States, Argentina and Chile. Formerly she served as the director of the Security and Citizenship Program at FLACSO Chile and executive director of the Global Consortium on Security Transformation. Her publications include books and articles on community participation, citizen security, social conflict and urban issues in national and international journals. Her most recent books are Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America (2011) edited with Thomas Bruneau and Elizabeth Skinner and...

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Ernie Regehr

Hannah Stone is a researcher and writer focused on crime, violence, counternarcotics policy and human rights in Latin America.

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Bessma Momani

Hannah Stone is a researcher and writer focused on crime, violence, counternarcotics policy and human rights in Latin America.

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Nancy Regehr

Hannah Stone is a researcher and writer focused on crime, violence, counternarcotics policy and human rights in Latin America.

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