Expert roles and keynotes

Expert roles

On the invitation of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Australia and Uruguay, I was invited as an expert to talk to the meeting at the United Nations in New York on Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping. May 24th 2018 at ‘Sustaining Peace and Preventing Violence Through Unarmed Civilian Protection.’

On the invitation of Dr. Franziska Brantner, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management and Integrated Action, a subcommittee of  the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag I was invited to Berlin to be an expert on the topic of “Unarmed civilian peacekeeping” at a public hearing on Monday, 14 March 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30 hrs. 

 Selected invited academic talks

  • Keynote talk at Network for Social Change. February 2023
  • Invited speaker at Nairobi Peace Writing Workshop. Nairobi, Kenya. February 2020
  • Invited speaker at Forum for Philosophy on ‘Peace’ at LSE, London, February 2020.
  • Invited speaker at Just Peace, Nonviolence and Civilian Protection, University of Leeds. February 2020.
  • Invited speaker at Nonviolence Roundtable, University of Aberystwyth. January 2020
  • Invited speaker for Turning the Tide international course in Nonviolence. March 2020
  • Invited speaker at International Gandhi Symposium.Civilian Peacekeeping Today Reducing Violence and Creating a Safe Environment in Conflict Zones. Linz, Austria September 2019
  • Invited speaker at Communicating Experiences of Conflict Roundtable How art provides insights into fears, violences and peace in northern Myanmar, Brunel University 2019
  • Keynote speaker at BSV Symposium: Civilian Peacekeeping Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping: Introducing the concept. Bonn, Germany. 10th October 2015
  • Invited speaker at ‘Policy Late Forum’ Disaster and violent conflict, the role of local ownership and protection by civilians in response mechanisms. British Academy, London. 2016.
  • Invited lecture Raising Silent Voices: How cultural expression of conflict can inform analysis and intervention strategies in Myanmar at Bath University 2017