Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Project Officer and Senior Research Associate for EU-CIVCAP at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. Gilberto’s doctoral research, which combined fieldwork in Sri Lanka with critical theory, centred around the liberal peace project, society and the state in Sri Lanka. He 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). He 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 other research, Gilberto is Co-Investigator of the ESRC IAA Impact Project “PeaceCapacity: Building capacities in civil society for inclusive peace processes in the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans”, which draws on EU-CIVCAP’s Work Package 6 research. 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).
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Capabilities in conflict prevention and peace-building: technology, personnel and procedures
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.