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Dr Aisling Swaine

Visiting Scholar, TJI

Room 21D46, Dalriada House

University of Ulster


Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB

Ph: +44(0)2890 366067

Email: a.swaine@ulster.ac.uk

Aisling Swaine completed her PhD fellowship at Transitional Justice Institute in December 2011.  Her doctoral thesis examined variations, continuums and the labelling of violence before, during and after armed conflict in the contexts of Northern Ireland, Liberia and Timor-Leste. A primary line of inquiry was whether and how international law grapples with the complexity and characteristics of violence which the study reveals.  Prior to the PhD fellowship Aisling spent over seven years working for international NGOs and the United Nations in Kosovo, Burundi, Timor-Leste and Darfur, Sudan (1999-2006).   She has spent an additional five years in technical advisory roles (2007-2011) providing consultancy to a range of international organisations and international programmes.  Aisling is an Associate at Dtalk Development Studies Centre and is a board member of the Centre for Global Education in Belfast.  Aisling was recently appointed as a Senior Gender Adviser to the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Capacity roster.

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