BiographyI was born in Czechoslovakia and my family escaped when I was young to Canada, where I have lived much of my life. I have been fortunate to have worked and lived in numerous countries including Ecuador, Costa Rica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and the Czech Republic. I have worked as a journalist, a documentary filmmaker, as a political/civil affairs officer for the UN, as a Gender Advisor for Oxfam and most recently an academic.
BA York University, Toronto (Political Science)
MA University of Toronto (Russian and East European Studies)
PhD Ben Guron University (Israel)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My main areas of research is in international mediation, conflict resolution, international intervention in violent conflicts, responsibility to protect (R2P) and gender. I am interested in efforts which contribute towards resolving all conflicts and my current expertise is in the Northern Ireland's, Bosnian and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
I greatly enjoy writing and since I currently live in Jerusalem being active in contributing to constructive steps towards ending the Israeli/Palestinian conflict which prioritize the safety and well being of all civilians, Palestinian and Israeli alike.
By: Timea Spitka
Book Review by Kerstin I. Tomiak (2017) International intervention, identity and conflict
transformation. Bridges and walls between groups, Peacebuilding, 5:2, 218-219, DOI: