Mary Martin

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Mary Martin is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS, the LSE’s foreign policy think-tank. The Initiative aims to develop innovative models of multi-stakeholder partnership between the private sector, governments and civil society to address resilience and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in post-conflict and post-crisis spaces. She is currently working with the private sector to contribute to implementation of the 2016 Colombian peace process, and to the post-conflict transition in Liberia.   She was previously Director of Communications and Research for Human Security at LSE Global Governance, and from 2006-2010, co-ordinator of the Human Security Study Group, which reports to the High Representative of the European Union. She is editor of the Routledge series, Studies in Human Security and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Human Security (2014). She led the LSE contribution to the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (WOSCAP) from 2015-2018. Her research interests include the role of corporations in conflict prevention, private security in the international system, local ownership of peacebuilding and changing concepts of security.