Brigitte Beauzamy incoming openSecurity Editor: Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Formerly Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Paris 13, she is finishing a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the University of Warwick. Among her latest publications:, La créativité altermondialiste : discours, organisation, action directe (Alter-Globalization Creativity: Discourse, Organization, Direct Action), Lille, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion (2012) ; « Continuities of fascist discourses, discontinuities of extreme-right political actors? Overt and covert anti-Semitism in the contemporary French radical right”, in Ruth Wodak et John E.Richardson (eds.), Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text, London, Routledge (2012).
Jo Tyabji Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Editor, openSecurity. Having completed an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development, Jo is Director of Open Space theatre and member of the collaborative theatre company, Gameshow. Alongside editing for openDemocracy, Jo works for the inclusive theatre company Peckham Shed, where she co-leads the youth theatre.
Mariano Aguirre is the director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Noref) in Oslo and contributor to El Pais (Madrid), La Vanguardia (Barcelona), and other international media. Previously he was Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, in New York, and director of the Peace, Security and Human Rights section of the Spanish think-tank FRIDE. He is editor, author and contributor of several books including a chapter in Megacities. The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Violence in the Global South ↑ eds, Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, Zed Books, 2009.
Rosemary Bechler, openDemocracy Editor
She co-founded Peaceworkers UK in 2006, a training project now part of International Alert, and is on the International Alert Board of Trustees.
Alex de Waal
Executive Director, World Peace Foundation and research professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Publications include Darfur: A New History of a Long War, co-authored with Julie Flint (2008).
Associate Professor in Ethno-politics, University of Exeter; Co-Director of the European Muslim Research Centre. Publications include Myths and Memories of the Easter Rising: Cultural and Political Nationalism in Ireland, Irish Academic Press (2006).
Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Publications include The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine(2004) and the forthcoming The Everywhere War.
Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics. Publications include The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the Rules of War and Peace (2010) and New and old wars: Organized violence in a global era (2006).
Columnist for openDemocracy
Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews. Author of Countering al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership published by Hurst, London in September 2011. Previously Metropolitan Police Special Branch detective, final police role head of Muslim Contact Unit, other roles included undercover police officer.
Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics; convenor of the British International Studies Association’s working group on international relations and historical sociology. Publications include Negotiated Revolutions: The Czech Republic, South Africa and Chile (2005) and The Global 1989: Continuity and Change in World Politics (2010).
Lecturer on Collective Violence, University of St Andrews; Principle Investigator of the European Study of Youth Mobilisation. Publications include Ethnic Conflict: Communal violence as expressions of identity (2010).
Lecturer in International Studies, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Previously worked as the US Representative to the Secretariat, World Peace Council (1985-1990).
Head of Research and New Initiatives, International Alert. Authored reports on Security and Justice, Human Security and Gender Based Violence. Previously Research Fellow at Kings College London and Associate Fellow on the Africa Programme at Chatham House.
Director, Middle East Human Security Programme, Oxford Research Group; practising psychotherapist and group analyst; convenor and founder, Middle East Policy Initiative Forum. Publications include Making Terrorism History co-authored with Scilla Elworthy (2005).
Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. Publications include Global Security and the War on Terror: Elite Power and the Illusion of Control (2008) and Why We’re Losing the War on Terror (2008).
Columnist for openDemocracy.
Hanne Eggen Røislien
Senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, previously worked as Reports officer for OCHA in Baghdad in 2003. Publications includeBosettere på hellig grunn: En reise blant jødiske nybyggere [On Holy Ground: A Journey Among the Jewish Settlers of the Middle East] (2006).
Secretary General, International Alert. Previously director of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo from 1993 to 2001, and Chair of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Advises governments and international organisations on peacebuilding and was chair of the Advisory Group of the UN Peacebuilding Fund in 2010-11.
Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo and founding member of the Center for American Progress’ Just Jobs Network. Publishes and advises on the law and economics of violence and conflict.
Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Director of the Institute’s department “The EU and the Neighbourhood”. Associate Editor of the International Spectator. Publications include: Turkey’s European Future (2011, NYU Press), The EU Civil Society and Conflict (Routledge 2011), The EU and Conflict Resolution (Routledge 2007), and EU Accession Dynamics and Conflict Resolution in Cyprus (Ashgate, 2004)
RBUCE-UP Junior Research Fellow, Centre for Sociological Research on Law and Penal Institutions (CESDIP), Paris/Université de Versailles, Research Associate, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford.Publications include ‘Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Greece: International Comparative Perspectives. (2011) (co-edited with L. K. Cheliotis).