Don’t miss on 28 May at 2 p.m. an Open Lecture with guest speaker João Gomes Porto on the topic of Conflict Mediation. The lecture will take place in the context of the curricular unit Conlfict, Peacebuilding and International Regulation of the Master’s in International Studies.
The lecture is open to the general public through Zoom.
About the lecturer
João Gomes Porto holds a PhD in International Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the University of Kent at Canterbury (2002). He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (where he teaches and supervises on the PhD programme and the Executive Masters MPSA), the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, and occasionally at the University of Leipzig (Germany), Institute for African Studies. João Gomes Porto was Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate studies at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (2005-2011), remaining linked to the Department as honorary research fellow. From 2002 to 2005, Dr Gomes Porto was Head of the African Security Analysis Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Pretoria, South Africa, where he managed a multi-disciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the on-going analysis and provision of policy options on conflict and conflict-prone situations in Africa.
Research interests: policy research and capacity building fields, particularly with African regional and sub-regional organisations, with a continuous advisory consultant role to the African Union Peace and Security Departments since 2005 working directly in support of the Peace and Security Department, the Continental Early Warning System and the Panel of the Wise/PANWISE. Since 1998, Dr Gomes Porto has acted as consultant, advisor and expert to several African sub-regional organisations, donor agencies, multilateral organisations as well as think tanks, among others ECOWAS, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, UN, EU, GiZ, DFID, Swisspeace, CMI, UNECA, and UNOWA.
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