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Andrew Thomson’s research interests lie in the effects of pro-government militias on the dynamics of violence in civil war and on the prospects for conflict transformation and peace.

He also focuses on US foreign policy, and particularly on US counterinsurgency and regime change policies and the use of militias and private military companies.

Finally, through a pilot grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, Andrew has been able to research the conflict and current peace process in Colombia, and the role reconciliation between former combatants in the conflict transformation.

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PhD Title: Multinational Corporations: Friends or Foes of Peace: Multinational Corporations and State Capture in Colombia

Name: Fabian Espejo-Fandino
Years of Study: 3
Country: Colombia



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Years of Study: 3
Country: UK/Ireland
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