Centre for Policy, Conflict and Co-operation Research people

Our members

Idrees Ahmad (conflict, media and communication)
Paul Cairney (public policy)
Rowan Cruft (philosophy of human rights)
Megan Dee (diplomacy, negotiation, European Union)
Marwan Fayed (resource conflicts, networks and computing)
Toni Haastrup (politics of European security, global governance, feminist approaches to IR)
Clemens Hoffmann (international historical sociology)
Isabel Jones (conservation conflict research)
Sossie Kasbarian (migration)
Holger Nehring (history of conflict and co-operation, diplomacy)
Andrew Perchard (economic history, strategic raw materials)
Bashir Saade (religion and politics)
Annalisa Savaresi (environmental law)
Andrea Schapper (human rights and the environment)
Phia Steyn (environmental history, landscapes of conflict)
Emily St Denny (public policy)


David Copplestone (radiological risk assessment, radioactive waste management, nuclear fuel cycle)
Mo Egan (crime and security law, human rights)
Tara Fenwick (emeritus) (professional learning and development)
Simon Hope (justice, pluralism, diversity)
Dave Mackay (professional learning, strategy and innovation)
Heather Price (environmental science)
Raquel de Pedro Ricoy (language, conflict and co-operation)
Richard Simmons (political participation and public services)
Andrew Tyler (environmental science)

Honorary staff

A number of former diplomats and policymakers from around the world work with us as research fellows:

Ambassador Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein is Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Disarmament, International Security and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, after holding the position of Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister within the same ministry. He is currently seconded to LAS as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of LAS to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva. He was also recently appointed as Professor of International Relations and Organisations, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. In January 2017 he became Honorary Vice-Dean of the Geneva School of Diplomacy.

He is Adjunct Professor for Disarmament, International and Regional Security at the American University in Cairo, Visiting Professor for Crisis Management, Security and Diplomacy, University of East Anglia. He has been a Visiting Lecturer, Course Instructor and Academic Advisor at the NATO Defense College in Rome and at the Defence Academy of the UK and Senior lecturer at the School of Business in the Management Centre of the American University in Cairo (AUC). He is also a member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Cybersecurity.

Lord Jack McConnell, former Scottish First Minister and Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Sir George Reid, Scottish politician and former Communications Director of the International Red Cross, Geneva.

Lord George Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO.

International Academic Advisory Board

Our Centre has a distinguished international academic advisory board that supervises and advises us on our research activities.

Its members are:

Professor Sumudu Atapattu (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Professor Tanya Heikkila (School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver)

Professor Per Högselius (KTH, Stockholm)

Professor Markus Lederer (Technical University of Darmstadt)

Professor Elisa Morgera (Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Strathclyde)

Professor Kurt Mills (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Dundee)

Professor Jan Selby (Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, University of Sussex)

Professor Chris Weible (School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver)