Gilberto Algar-Faria

EU-CIVCAP Staff Consortium Project Officer Contributor


Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for EU-CIVCAP at the University of Bristol, where he is also a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Gilberto’s doctoral research, which combines fieldwork in Sri Lanka with critical theory, centres around the liberal peace project, society and the state. Gilberto holds BA and MSc degrees from the University of Leeds and Durham University, respectively. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Sydney (2014), the University of Auckland (2015) and Harvard University (2016). Gilberto was trained in strategic conflict analysis, logistical framework analysis, negotiation and mediation at the Durham Global Security Institute and in monitoring and evaluation at the United States Institute of Peace.

Aside from his EU-CIVCAP work and doctoral research, Gilberto is a member of the Senior Management Team of Somali First, which is an initiative promoting Somali-led development. He is also a Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre and a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea at the Rights in Exile Programme. His latest publication is a chapter entitled “Terrorism and Ethics” in the edited textbook Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE, 2015).


Articles Authored

The Brexit Debate: What would Brexit mean for the UK’s conflict prevention and peace-building influence outside the EU? (10 June 2016) - One of the UK’s primary forms of power projection in the world is through its conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. But this power is largely projected through the amplifier of one or other multinational institution, and in particular the EU.
The Brexit Debate: The EU Referendum and its Impact on European Security – the ins and outs (30 May 2016) - Debates between the Bremain and Brexit campaigners have primarily focused on issues of immigration. However, most of these discussions tend to forget that the UK’s ability to manage refugee flows is inextricably linked to its ability to deal with international conflicts.

Work Packages

WP1: LEAD

Consortium management

WP6: SUPPORT

Local capacity-building strategies

WP7: LEARN

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices

WP8: SHARE

Dissemination and communication

WP9: SAFEGUARD

Ethics and data protection


Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.