Susanne Schmeidl


Susanne Schmeidl is the co-founder and head of research/peacebuilding of The Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan. She is also a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University and non-resident research associate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies of the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has worked on Afghanistan since 2000 and managed the swisspeace office in Kabul between 2002 and 2005 supporting civil society development and civilian peacebuilding mainly through the Afghan Civil Society Forum, which she also co-founded. Her work experience span the sectors of academia/university, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations and has combined academic analysis and practice in the areas of civilian peacebuilding, early warning and conflict prevention.

Susanne holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University and has written over 40 research publications in the areas of early warning/conflict prevention, civilian peacebuilding/state building, protracted displacement, civilian protection, human security, gender and civil society.

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 Study groups - Afghanistan