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Dr Andrew ThomsonSchool of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
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.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Violence, Terrorism and Security
Public outreach & key achievements
- “The new US plan in Afghanistan may add a local militia. That might be a bad idea.” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage) 4 December, 2017.
- Board member of the Conflict Research Society
|PhD Title||Multinational Corporations: Friends or Foes of Peace: Multinational Corporations and State Capture in Colombia|
- The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice