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Peace Ecologies: towards inclusive and sustainable Peace in the 21st Century

22 June 2021, 11am-12pm CET

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Dr Siad Darwish

Dr. Siad Darwish is an anthropologist and peacebuilder specialized in gender and environmental peace and conflict. As an applied academic, Siad uses systems thinking to analyse and confront various intersecting forms of violence in theory and practice. Siad leads CDA Collaborative Learning Projects applied research into environmental peacebuilding and he has recently published guidance on the inclusion of masculinities into peacebuilding practice. As an independent consultant, Siad has worked with Conciliation Resources, the German Civil Peace Service, Mercy Corps, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, UNDP, UN Women and private sector companies like the Economist Intelligence Unit and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Siad is a Research Affiliate at the Initiative for Peacebuilding at the University of Melbourne. He has taught at the University of Wollongong and contributed to research projects at Deakin University. His academic publications have appeared in Ethnos: A Journal of Anthropology, Anthropological Forum, and Cultural Anthropology’s Theorizing the Contemporary Series, amongst others.   

Siad holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University and an MA in the Anthropology of Development from the University of Sussex.