International Advisory Board

The Political Settlements Research Programme benefits from the expertise of an International Advisory Board

Maggie Beirne

Maggie Beirne was Director of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) in Northern Ireland, during the period which saw the transition from violent conflict to peace negotiations and a peace process. CAJ’s efforts to put human rights and equality at the heart of the peace initiative were recognised by the award of the Council of Europe Human Rights Prize in 1998.

Professor Chaloka Beyani

Chaloka Beyani is Associate Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics, a member of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Chair of its Advisory Board, and a member of the Centre for Climate Change at LSE. He is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

Professor Roger Mac Ginty

Roger Mac Ginty is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, and the Department of Politics at The University of Manchester. His research has been on peace processes, political violence, and local responses to international peace-support interventions. Roger writes a blog on peace, conflict, and international relations.

Charlotte Morris

Charlotte Morris is a Senior Conflict and Governance Advisor at the UK’s Department for International Development, within the Governance, Conflict, and Social Development Research Team.

Professor Christina Murray

Christina Murray Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at the University of Cape Town. Christina is currently serving a second term as a senior member of the Mediation Support Standby Team of the United Nations’ Department of Political Affairs with a focus on constitutions and constitution-making processes. Before this she worked on the constitutional support team of the Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Yemen.

Professor Georgina Waylen

Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at The University of Manchester. Georgina is on the editorial board of Politics & Gender, and the ESRC Peer Review College.  She is a co-director of the Feminsm and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences.  Georgina is currently the PI for a five year European Research Council Advanced Grant ‘Understanding Institutional Change: a Gender Perspective’.

Professor Dominik Zaum

Dominik Zaum is Professor of Governance, Conflict and Security at The University of Reading. Dominik has worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Conflict and Fragility at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), with the UK Stabilisation Unit (2011-12), the UN in Kosovo (2003), and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000).