CISSM Forum | April 12, 2012

"Human Security: Rethinking Afghanistan"

by Lisa Schirch, Founding Director, 3P Human Security, and a Research Professor, Eastern Mennonite University

Lisa Schirch is the founding director of 3P Human Security, a partnership for peacebuilding policy. 3P connects policymakers with global civil society networks, facilitates civil-military dialogue and provides a conflict prevention and peacebuilding lens on current policy issues. Schirch is also a Research Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, and Policy Advisor for the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

A former Fulbright Fellow in East and West Africa, Schirch has worked in over 20 countries in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, most recently in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. Schirch has written four books and numerous articles on conflict prevention and strategic peacebuilding. Her current research interests include the design and structure of a comprehensive peace process in Afghanistan, conflict assessment and program design, civil-military relations, and the role of the media in peacebuilding.

Schirch holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.