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I am also a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institut d’Etudes européennes, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), primarily researching how international organisations engaged in peace support operations learn from their experience. I focus on civilian crisis management missions, particularly in the Western Balkans. I hold a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK. My thesis is entitled “The European Union and Learning from Support for Post-Conflict Police Reform: A Critical Analysis of Macedonia (2001-2005)”.
I have worked both in research and policy. Until recently I was Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Unit at the Future Worlds Centre in Cyprus and a consultant for UNDP in Cyprus. I have also held Marie Curie Research Fellowships at the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (Germany) and the Centre for International Cooperation and Security (UK). I have worked as Parliamentary Liaison Officer at the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (Brussels), worked at the European Commission's Forward Studies Unit, and as Chemical Weapons Convention Coordinator for the Union of Concerned Scientists (Washington, DC).
Besides a PhD, I hold an MRes (Distinction) in international relations from the University of Bradford, a DEA in political science from Sciences-Po in Paris and a BA (Distinction) in foreign affairs and French literature and civilisation from the University of Virginia.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Cyprus, Palestinian Territories, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Belgium, France, UK, USA and the Netherlands.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Brussels, Belgium/ Nicosia, Cyprus
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Adviser, Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission and Senior Associate Research Fellow, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, DDR, Facilitation, Human Rights, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Policing, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
EU civilian crisis management, post-conflict reconstruction, security sector reform, police reform, organisational learning, institutional change, critical security studies, Western Balkans and the Middle East.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Publications available on the Internet:
Police Mission in Macedonia. In M. Emerson and E. Gross (eds) Evaluating the EU’s Crisis Management Missions in the Balkans. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, 2007, p. 81-126. Available at www.ceps.eu
EU Police Mission Proxima: Testing the ‘European’ Approach to Building Peace. In A. Nowak (ed.) Civilian Crisis Management: The EU Way. Chaillot Paper No. 90. Paris: European Institute for Security Studies, June 2006, p. 69-86. Available at www.iss-eu.org
“EU Police Reform in Macedonia: ‘Learning-by-Doing’?”, CFSP Forum 4(4), July 2006, p. 5-8. Available at www.fornet.info
The European Rapid Reaction Force: Implications for Democratic Accountability. Paper 24. Bonn: Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), September 2002. Available at www.bicc.de
“Book Review. More than the Break-up of Yugoslavia”, Peace, Conflict and Development: An Interdisciplinary Journal 10, March 2007. Available at www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk.
“Book Review. Cyprus-Across the Cultures”, Peace, Conflict and Development: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9, July 2006. Available at www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk.
La Pauvreté. Premières réflexions sur les moyens de lutte et pistes pour l’action. European Commission Working Paper 2000. Brussels: Forward Studies Unit, Secretariat-General, European Commission, 2000. (with Benedicte Caremier and Francesco Milner) Available at http://europa.eu.int/comm/cdp/working-paper/pauvrete.pdf
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Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
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I enjoyed reading your profile here. It seems we share various interests. I am a frequent visitor to Cyprus and have many friends and colleagues there. Are you based there presently?
Regards from Tel Aviv,
Organised different events like women Day, UN Day, Al-Noor Founder Day, quiz competition, sports, Seminars, Workshops, Walks, Rallys arrangements, Stage arrangements, Medical, Emergency Camps Books Stalls, Literacy Stalls, Children, Women, Youth & Senior Citizens Programs, among Pakistan/ Afghan awareness and to equip them with knowledge of their homeland.
Hello again. I've researched a bit into the organizations you mentioned. There is a lot there and hopefully I'll find some opportunities. I also have some friends in Europe looking around for me.
My schedule is more concrete now so I thought I'd let you know. I will be available starting May 19th anywhere in Europe and must be in Amsterdam July 1st. So that gives me almost 6 weeks that I could help somewhere. If you know of anyone that may be interested feel free to let them know about me.
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