12 Feb 2008 1:30pm - 3:30pm CRASSH


Daniel Korski (European Council on Foreign Relations): Improving government approaches to post-conflict reconstruction


Daniel joined the European Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Policy Fellow in October 2007. Previously, he was a Senior Adviser in the Office of the Coordinator for Stabilization and Reconstruction in the U.S State Department, a position he was seconded to by the British Government.

He spent the first quarter of 2007 in Basra in southern Iraq as Head the UK/US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Prior to his US posting, Daniel was the Deputy Head of the UK’s Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit (PCRU), an inter-departmental organization set-up up by the Ministry of Defense, the Foreign Office and Department for International Development. Daniel has also worked in Afghanistan as a Policy Adviser to the Minister for Counter-Narcotics. He remains a Special Adviser to the U.S Project on National Security Reform (www.pnsr.org).

Before joining the Civil Service, Daniel worked as Policy Adviser to the UK House of Commons Defense Select Committee; and as the Head of Political-Military Affairs for Lord Paddy Ashdown, the then-High Representative of Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Bosnia, he also served as a Political Adviser to the Chairmen of the Bosnian Defense Reform Commission, the Expert Commission on Intelligence Reform and the Commission on Police Restructuring. Daniel started as an intern with the UN in Geneva and the International Crisis Group (ICG).

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he has an MPhil from Cambridge and a BSc (First Class) from the LSE, both in international relations and history.

Cheryl Cruz (University of Cambridge): Canada's stabilization and reconstruction projects in Lebanon: A practitioner's perspective

Cheryl Cruz is an LLM candidate at Cambridge specializing in public international law. She is also a Foreign Service Officer (Political/Economic) with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  Most recently, she served as the field advisor to DFAIT’s Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force at the Canadian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.  Prior to her career with the Foreign Service, Cheryl was Tax Counsel with Justice Canada’s Tax Litigation and Advisory Section.  Cheryl has a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Alberta, and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

Part of the Post-Conflict & Post-Crisis Research Colloquium 

Over the next two academic years (2007-2009) the Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium will seek to establish a number of regularly scheduled and publicised events, ranging from a visiting speaker programme to the extension of its smaller working subgroups (e.g. Religion and Conflict, and the Politics of Space). The group's activities over the first year (2007-2008) will culminate in a major two-day interdisciplinary conference on post-conflict and post-crisis reconstruction. 

All welcome. No registration required.

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