Antonia Michaela Porter
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  • Cape Town
  • South Africa
  • Project Officer, Conflict…
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Porter, Antonia Michaela, United Kingdom
Antonia Porter has been gaining experience in the field of conflict resolution and mediation since graduating from Cambridge University with First Class Honours in 2004. She has recently started work with the Conflict Intervention and Peacebuilding Support program at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in South Africa. She recently completed an MA at UC Berkeley in Political Science and International Area Studies, as a Rotary peace fellow, and subsequently assisted at the Global Fund for Women in San Francisco. Prior to this, in South Africa, she worked towards setting up a grass-roots mediation project and facilitated Alternatives to Violence (AVP) conflict resolution workshops in prison, and in a refugee camp during the 2008 xenophobia crisis. Prior to this Antonia worked with a Nepali NGO in Kathmandu which was undertaking research project on conflict-displaced youth in Nepal. She helped to decipher the themes arising from the research on material and psychological conditions and needs of youth displaced by Maoist and/or security force violence. Further experience includes working as research assistant to a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in the UK on issues including the humanitarian situation in Iraq and the conflicts in Northern Uganda and the DRC. She has also worked at the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics, assisting with the programme “Towards an economically-viable Palestinian State”; and has interned at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies in New Delhi, a South Asian-focused peace and security think-tank. There she focused mainly on terrorism: writing articles on international pressure on Pakistan after the 7/7 attacks, the Pakistan-UK bilateral extradition treaty, and European models of counter-terrorism. She has also assisted at the Malaviya Peace Center at Benares-Hindu University in Varanasi, India, helping with preliminary research on the relationship between local print media and Hindu-Muslim violence in the region. Prior to this Antonia worked on a civic education project in Mozambique, helping to design dialogues for national radio promoting democratic voting prior to the Presidential Elections in 2004. Her central career interest is in mediation and dialogue facilitation at grass-roots and policy-shaping levels of intra and inter-state conflict. She is also interested in film as a medium for peace-building and conflict resolution.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
South Africa
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
South Africa
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Project Officer, Conflict Intervention, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, South Africa
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Facilitation, Gender, Media, Psychosocial, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Track II Diplomacy
Humiliation as a motivating factor in terrorism
Ethnically-framed conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

Antonia Michaela Porter's Blog

The shame that turns ordinary people into terrorists

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 12:00pm 21 Comments

Below is an article I wrote which was published in the Johannesburg Star newspaper on 28 May 2011.  I'm interested in brainstorming how we could communicate directly to foreign militaries and their proxies intervening in the Arab and Muslim world that foreign military behaviour needs to be more sensitive to local cultural and religious contexts.  Any ideas?



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At 12:57pm on December 10, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Hello Antonia, You are doing great work, keep it up.

We must be honoust to work for humanity and rights.

Please visit our web site and add me

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At 11:46pm on September 9, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…
Dear Antonia
thanks for the good works you are doing, we need collaboration and friendship


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