Senior Research Fellows

Dr. Sverre Lodgaard, Senior Research Fellow-Europe

Dr. Sverre Lodgaard has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) since 2007 where he had served as the director of its institution since 1997. Previously, he served as Director of European Security and Disarmament Studies at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Director of the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva. Dr. Lodgaard is an expert on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, European security and the Middle East, and has been an advisor for numerus international institutions. Dr. Lodgaard was a member of the Pugwash Council, a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament, a member of the Norwegian Government's Advisory Council for Arms Control and Disarmament, and an advisor for Norwegian delegations to International Conferences on Arms Control and Disarmament. He also served on the editorial committee of Security Dialogue, and as editor for Journal of Peace Research.

Dr. Lodgaard's recent publications include the forthcoming book, Stable Nuclear Zero: The Vision and Its Implications for Disarmament Policy (Routledge, 2017), External Powers and the Arab Spring (Scandinavian Academic Press, 2016), Dialogue and Conflict Resolution: Potential and Limits (Routledge, 2015).

Magister Degree in Political Science, University of Oslo.

Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Senior Research Fellow-Asia

Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand is currently a professor of political science at Thammasat University, Bangkok, and Founder and Director of the Thai Peace Information Centre which conducts studies and activism in relation to the Thai military and social issues. He is also Chairperson of the Strategic Nonviolence Commission in Thailand. Dr. Satha-Anand is an expert on nonviolence theory and activism, and on Islam. For several years, he directed the International Peace Research Association's (IPRA) commission on nonviolence and he serves on the Scientific Committee of the International University for Peoples' Initiative for Peace (IUPIP) in Rovereto, Italy. Dr. Satha-Anand was the 2012 winner of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize. In 2003, he was nominated to head efforts to reduce violence in southern Thailand as a member of the National Reconciliation Commission and was the key author of its final report to the Royal Thai Government.

Dr. Satha-Anand has published numerous articles and books at home and abroad on the military, alternative defense, religion and peace, Islam and nonviolence, and modern political philosophy. Some of his works have been translated into Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. His latest publications include The Promise of Reconciliation? Examining Violent and Nonviolent Effects on Asian Conflicts, (Transaction Publishers, 2016), Nonkilling Security and the State (Center for Global Nonkilling, 2013), Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific, (Transaction Publishers, 2013).

Ph.D., in Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Dr. Lisa Schirch, Senior Research Fellow-North America

Dr. Lisa Schirch is Research Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, USA, and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding where she promotes human security in civil-military-police training with global civil society networks and provides a conflict prevention and peacebuilding lens on current policy issues. Dr. Schirch is a member of several advisory and research review panels for Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland; the UN Development Program International Advisory Group on Infrastructures for Peace; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands' International Advisory Committee of Security and Rule of Law (SRoL) in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (FCAS) and the Knowledge Platform on Security & Rule of Law, and was also named by the US State Department as co-chair of the working group on engagement with religious actors by the Office on Religion and Global Affairs. Dr. Schirch has also worked as a consultant on conflict assessment and peacebuilding planning for the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, several branches of the US government, the US Foreign Service Institute and many other international organizations.

Dr. Schirch has published numerous books and articles on a range of themes including the design and structure of a comprehensive peace process in Afghanistan, civil-military relations, and the role of the media in peacebuilding which include Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum, (Alliance for Peacebuilding, GPPAC, Kroc Institute, 2016), Local Ownership in Security; Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches , (Alliance for Peacebuilding, GPPAC, Kroc Institute, 2015), "Research Gaps on Civil-Military Policy Trends," Humanitarian Exchange (Issue 61, 2014).

Ph.D., M.S. Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.

Dr. Eileen Babbitt, Former Senior Research Fellow-North America

Eileen F. Babbitt is Professor of International Conflict Management Practice and Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her research interests include identity-based conflicts; coexistence and trust-building in the aftermath of civil war; and the interface between human rights concerns and peacebuilding. Her practice as a facilitator and trainer has included work in the Middle East, the Balkans, and with U.S. government agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations, and international and local NGOs. Before joining the Fletcher faculty, Professor Babbitt was Director of Education and Training at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. and Deputy Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Professor Babbitt’s latest publications include the forthcoming article, "The Evolution of Internaional Conflict Resolution: From Cold War to Peacebuilding.” Negotiation Journal, 25th Anniversary Issue, and Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context: Colombia, Sierra Leone, and Northen Ireland. Co-edited with Ellen Lutz and published by Syracuse University Press.

Dr. Babbitt holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from MIT.