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).
Local capacity-building strategies
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices
Dissemination and communication
Ethics and data protection
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.