Mely Caballero-Anthony is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Until May 2012, she served as Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat. She also currently serves in the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and Security and is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention.
Peter Batchelor of South Africa is the Regional Manager for UNDP Pacific Centre. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Batchelor served in UNDP's Iraq Country Office as the Country Director as Chief of the Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team in UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR Prior to joining UNDP in 2004, Mr. Batchelor was the Project Director of the Small Arms Survey project and a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. During this period he was also an advisor to the Mandela Government on Economic and Security issues. Mr. Batchelor holds a Phd in Economics.
Volker Böge is a peace researcher, historian, and currently a Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His fields of work include post-conflict peacebuilding and state formation; non-Western approaches to conflict transformation; natural resources, environmental degradation and conflict. His regional areas of expertise are: the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and West Africa. He is currently working at POLSIS on a number of externally funded projects on issues of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and state formation in Pacific Island Countries and West Africa (Ghana and Liberia).
Marc von Boemcken is a Senior Resarcher and Project Leader at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), teaches security policy and peace and conflict research at the University of Bonn and is the co-editor of the annual German Peace Report (Friedensgutachen). Among other things, he developed BICC's arms export country database and the Global Militarization Index (GMI). He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. Pol.), studied Politics, International Relations, Sociology and International Law and was trained as a reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.
Jorge Chabat is a professor of the Department of International Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City, since 1983. From 1996 to 1999 he was the Director of that Department. He obtained his Bachelor’s at El Colegio de Mexico, and the Master’s and the Ph.D. in International Studies at the University of Miami, Florida. He has published extensively about Mexican foreign policy, and drug trafficking and is a political commentator for Imagen Radio and the Mexican TV Network Televisa.
Fairlie Chappuis is a Programme Manager within DCAF’s Research Division, where her responsibilities include research and policy advice on security sector governance and reform. Previously she was a Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, at the Freie Universität Berlin; a Visiting Researcher at the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation, at the University of Liberia; and a Visiting Fellow with the Future of Peace Operations programme at The Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington DC.
Ms. Anna Gussarova is a Senior Research Fellow in the Almaty Office of Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She graduates with a major in American Studies and holds a master’s degree in Central Asia Security Studies from the German-Kazakh University. She teaches ‘Multilateral Diplomacy’ and ‘International Terrorism’ courses at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty. She obtains special National Anniversary Medal ‘20 years of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan’ for contribution to the social harmony in the country and unity of the people of Kazakhstan, promotion of Kazakhstan experience of peace and harmony abroad and development of mutually beneficial and friendly relations between the people of Kazakhstan and other nationals. Among other things, she is an alumni of the European George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (Honolulu), Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Institute (Moscow). Recently involved in civil society activities and projects on domestic issues within security-related challenges.
Carolina G. Hernandez is Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS Philippines). She is also Professor Emeritus in Political Science, University of the Philippine. A founding member of the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN ISIS), Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), the Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC), the Asia-Pacific Security Forum (APSF), and the Human Rights Resource Center, she has also served in the boards of various regional and global institutions, including the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. She holds a doctoral degree in Political Science with a pioneering work on civil-military relations in the Philippines.
Eboe Hutchful is a Professor of African Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and leads a research network on ‘Hybrid Security Governance in Africa’ funded by the IDRC. He furthermore is Executive Secretary of the African Security Sector Network, where he orchestrates the development of Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs) to support the implementation of the African Union’s Security Sector Reform Policy Framework, under a joint AU/UN/EU partnership initiative. His memberships include the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, the Board of Trustees of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and others. He has published, consulted and lectured widely in his major research areas of military politics, security sector reform/governance and international development issue.
Francine Jacome is the executive director of the independent research center Venezuelan Institute for Social and Political Studies (INVESP). She has participated in the FES Latin American and Caribbean program for Regional Cooperation in Security (www.seguridadregional-fes.org).
Siddharth Mallavarapu is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of International Relations at the South Asian University. His research interests include disciplinary histories of International Relations, the politics and episteme of the global south, the theory and practice of global governance and evaluations of both mainstream and critical approaches to the study of world politics. His publications include "Banning the Bomb: The Politics of Norm Creation" and co-edited books on International Relations.
Paula Miraglia is a Public Sector specialist, with particular expertise in urban violence, youth, crime prevention and justice. She is a directing partner at Pacto Institutional Development in Brazil. She has been the Director General of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime – ICPC, based in Canada and the Executive Director of the Brazilian office of ILANUD - United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the treatment of offenders. She holds a doctorate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of São Paulo (USP).
Marius Müller-Hennig is currently working in the Department for Middle and Eastern Europe at FES Head Office in Berlin. Previously, he coordinated FES' Global Peace and Security Policy Program and represented FES as delegated team member in the working group peace and development (FriEnt). He started at FES first in the Western Industrialized Countries department and was then posted at the FES office in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a political scientist and holds a MA from RWTH Aachen University.
Kidist Mulugeta is presently serving as a consultant on Peace and Security Issues in the Horn of Africa. In this position, she has participated in projects and produced papers on security issues of the Horn of Africa, including on the role of regional powers, on the Ethio-Eritrean conflict, and on peacekeeping interventions. Prior to this, she was a consultant at the Governance and Public administration Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Satish Nambiar served in the Indian Army for almost 40 years and retired as the Deputy Chief on 31 August 1994. His positions included First Force Commander and Head of Mission of the UN forces in the former Yugoslavia, Adviser to the Govt of Sri Lanka on peace process, Member of the UN High Level Panel on "Threats, Challenges and Change", and others. He received the VIR CHAKRA for bravery in battle, and the Padma Bhushan on Republic Day 2009 for contributions to the national security discourse.
Rouzbeh Parsi is a senior lecturer at Lund University specializing on Iran and the Middle East. He also worked as senior analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris covering Iran, Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
Ann L. Phillips is a Senior Advisor to the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the US Institute of Peace. She has worked on security issues for more than 30 years as both an academic and practitioner among others at the Policy Buereau of USAID and as professor and director of the Program for Security, Stability, Transition and Reconstruction at the George C. Marshall Center. Fragile states and conflict management have been the focus of her work for the past decade.
Andre du Pisani is a Namibian political scientist and Professor Emeritus at UNAM and the chairperson of the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST). For a decade, he managed the Namibian chapter of the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network (SADSEM) and he was also the country coordinator of the Volkswagen Foundation-funded project on Reconciliation, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peace in southern Africa. He has published widely on the political economy of the SADC-region and on Namibian politics.
Janine Rauch is a Senior Security Sector Reform Advisor on the roster of the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT), and a Senior Security and Justice Advisor for the UK government's Stabilisation Unit. As a leading African expert on strengthening community safety, criminal justice and police accountability, she has vast experience with complex government and donor programs in these sectors and with a wide range of international actors including the South African Government and DFID. She held a senior position in the first democratically elected South African government in 1994 and played a lead role in the process of post-apartheid police reform. She holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from Cambridge University.
Conrad Schetter is director for research at the Bonn International Center for Conversion and a Professor for Peace and Conflict Studies at Bonn University. Prior to this he worked at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn until 2013, where his most recent position was that of Acting Director and where he still is Associated Member of the ZEF Directorate. Recently, he undertook extensive research on civil-military interactions, ungoverned spaces and the nexus between conflict and migration. Conrad gave advice to German ministries as well as to GOs and NGOs such as GIZ, Concern and Welthungerhilfe.
Ursula Schroeder is Professor of International Security at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. After completing her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, she was a Lecturer in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin and held a Volkswagen Foundation postdoctoral scholarship. Previously, she pursued post-doctoral research at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin. Ursula Schroeder coordinates the SFB 700 research project 'Exporting the State Monopoly on Violence. Security Governance Transfers to Areas of Limited Statehood'.
Herbert Wulf is founder and senior fellow of the Bonn International Center of Conversion (BICC) in Bonn, Germany. He is presently also an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg/Essen and a Research Affiliate at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. His experience encompasses research in arms control, arms transfers, conversion, peacekeeping and state-building as well as research and practical experiences in development cooperation. He has worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies, University of Hamburg. He was an advisor to institutions in development cooperation and arms control, among others UNDP, UN Department of Disarmament Affairs and the European Union.
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