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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 am a professor, Department of Planning, Policy, and Design, University of California, Irvine and holder of the Warmington Endowed Chair in Peace and International Cooperation. I study urbanism and inter-group conflict. I have interviewed over 220 urban professionals in Jerusalem, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia (Cyprus), Sarajevo and Mostar (Bosnia), and Barcelona and Basque cities (Spain) about the role of urban policy and city building amidst nationalistic ethnic conflict and political transitions.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Israel/Palestine
South Africa
Northern Ireland
Spain
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Cyprus
Lebanon
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
UC Irvine
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://socialecology.uci.edu/faculty/bollens
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Psychosocial
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
City policy amidst political transitions.
Urban inter-group conflict.

In terms of geographic areas, I am thinking about doing my next sabbatical field research in Beirut, Lebanon.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Cities, Nationalism, and Democratization (London: Routledge).

On Narrow Ground: Urban Policy and Ethnic Conflict in Jerusalem and Belfast (State University of New York Press, 2000)

Urban Peace-Building in Divided Societies: Belfast and Johannesburg (Westview, 1999).

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