Zahbia Yousuf

Expert Network Expert of the Month – November 2017 Contributor

Zahbia Yousuf is Senior Advisor at Conciliation Resources, which she joined in 2012. She is editor of the Accord Insight publication, and leads on a range of projects under a DFID-funded research programme, Towards open and inclusive political settlements, led by the University of Edinburgh. Zahbia’s recent publications include: Accord Insight 2, Local engagement with armed groups: in the midst of violence (Conciliation Resources, 2015).

Before joining Conciliation Resources she taught at SOAS University and Kings College London, on conflict and development issues. She has also worked at INCORE at the University of Ulster, and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin. She completed a PhD in Comparative Peace Processes, looking at Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and Kashmir, in 2010 from the Department of War Studies, Kings College London.

Articles Authored

Peacebuilding: a view from the margins (1 November 2017) - Statebuilding and peacebuilding discussions increasingly emphasise inclusion as a key ingredient for peaceful states and societies, and marginalisation as a key cause of conflict. However, the persistence of conflict and violence in many borderland regions can defy and challenge these peacebuilding blueprints.