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Craig Zelizer liked Gearoid Millar's discussion Call for Chapters - Ethnographic Peace Research: Strengths, Challenges, and Ethics
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Call for Chapters - Ethnographic Peace Research: Strengths, Challenges, and Ethics

This call for abstracts is targeted at those who either conduct or wish to critique what we will call "Ethnographic Peace Research" (EPR).The goal of this project is to compile an edited volume to include chapters which illustrate, promote, or question the use of ethnographic methods in Peace Research.Abstracts of 600 words or less should be sent to by December 1st 2015.The targeted submission date for the full Manuscript is Mid-2017 with a proposed publication date of late…See More
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Zubair Aslam Marwat liked Gearoid Millar's discussion Call for Applications: Funding for 1 year Master's in Conflict, Transition, and Peace - University of Aberdeen
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Call for Applications: Funding for 1 year Master's in Conflict, Transition, and Peace - University of Aberdeen

Call for Applications: Funding for Master’s and Certificate Programmes at the Institute for Conflict, Transition, and Peace Research (ICTPR) at the…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I'm an Irish citizen now living in Scotland and teaching at the University of Aberdeen. My research concerns post-conflict peacebuilding, development, and justice and I have focused primarily on the case of Sierra Leone over the past seven years. I teach courses on conflict, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding, and in the Spring of 2014 will start a new Masters program in Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding.

I'm very interested in all aspects of conflict resolution and strive to bring an interdisciplinary perspective to my work. To that end I am very much interested in theory from all of the social sciences but most specifically Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology.
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Sierra Leone
West Africa
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Lecturer in Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Aberdeen
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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Peacebuilding, Psychosocial
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Evaluation, Program Design, Research, Qualitative Skills
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Transitional Justice
Non-State Actors
culture and confict
Post-war development

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Bin Laden is Dead: The Legitimization of the Military Option and the Failure of Conflict Resolution

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 3:00am 1 Comment

This post was originally posted at on April 2nd, 2011.


I write these words on April 2nd 2011, after watching news of the death of Osama Bin Laden on the morning news shows. In those reports I saw images of jubilant crowds outside the Whitehouse and in the streets of New York. After almost 10 years of violence, the application of U.S. military force, and the…


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At 3:03am on January 19, 2012, Andreas Velthuizen said…

Hi G. Thank you for connecting. I am having a very satisfying time in eastern Uganda with the "community knowledge sites" set up by returnees in 1993 after they came out of the refugee camps. A  ver nice "post-conflict reconstrucyion" project". Keep in touch. Dries

At 5:58am on March 21, 2008, Chris LeGore said…

I hope to open a line of communication with you. It seems we share some common interests so I wanted to make my introduction. I'm Chris from New Orleans. I'm studying Comparative legal systems at Tulane Law School and am very interested in Human Rights and Mediation and Negotiation. Given our common interests this might be a good to start to communication so we can refer to each other in the future. Please take a minute to view my page and leave a message if you like.

At 11:56pm on February 12, 2008, Louis Kriesberg said…
Hi Gearoid, Welcome and invite some friends.
Great picture.

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