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.
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: