Stefanie Kappler

Expert Network Expert of the Month – June 2016 Contributor

Stefanie Kappler is a Lecturer in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building at Durham University. She is course director of the MSc in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding as well as the MSc in Defence, Development & Diplomacy. She holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews where she was part of the EUFP7 project “Building Just and Durable Peace by Piece”.

She has previously acted as Director of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies (Liverpool Hope University) and focuses her research on the local responses to (EU) peacebuilding. She has conducted fieldwork in Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Africa, Cyprus, Brussels, Northern Ireland and the Basque Country.

Her recent monograph is entitled Local Agency and Peacebuilding. EU and International Engagement in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus and South Africa.

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Articles Authored

The EU and Peacebuilding – Double Standards in the Neighbourhood? (1 June 2016) - The crucial month of the Brexit referendum may be a good time to stop to reflect on the EU’s role in peacebuilding, both within and outside its borders.