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Dr Gilberto Algar-FariaBA(Leeds), MSc(Durham), PhD(Bristol), FRGS, FRSA

Senior Research Associate

Gilberto Algar-Faria

Dr Gilberto Algar-FariaBA(Leeds), MSc(Durham), PhD(Bristol), FRGS, FRSA

Senior Research Associate

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Research interests

My current research considers the interplay between civil society, the state and external actors in post-war states including Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Chapters in edited volumes

  • Algar-Faria, G. (2015), "Terrorism and ethics", in: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Gordon Clubb and Simon Mabon (eds.), Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE), 18–32.

Book reviews and reply articles


Training handbooks

Policy briefings

Conference and workshop papers

  • British International Studies Association Annual Conference, London, UK, 19 June 2015, paper entitled: "NGOs, global inequalities and the theoretical-empirical disconnect".
  • BISA@40 Protest, Social Movements and Democracy Workshop, London, UK, 16 June 2015, paper entitled: "Everyday resistance and spaces for civil society in Sri Lanka 2011-14".
  • International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, 21 February 2015, paper entitled: "Reconceptualising state-civil society links in an age of liberal exhaustion".
  • Researching Conflict: Methods and Ethics Workshop, Bristol, UK, 20 January 2015, paper entitled: "Learning by doing in Sri Lanka".
  • British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 19 June 2014, paper entitled: "Representing nobody: Liberal exhaustion, NGOs and the UN in post-war Sri Lanka".
  • International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 26 March 2014, paper entitled: ""Then and There" versus "Here and Now": The Collapse of Time, Space, Agency and Sovereignty in Post-Interventionary Societies".
  • International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, 4 April 2013, paper entitled: "From centralised leadership to the diffusion of power: the case of Sri Lanka post-2009".
  • Global Insecurities Conference, Leeds, UK, 6 September 2011, paper entitled: "Teetering on the brink: The events of 2010-11 and what they mean for relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea".


Invited speaker

  • Bristol Hub, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, 2 March 2017, talk entitled: "The Case Against Voluntourism" [click for audio recording].
  • Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, 19 October 2015, lecture entitled: "The UN and post-war Sri Lanka", accompanying blog article available on Blog of War.
  • National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 21 July 2015, seminar entitled: "The UNHRC and Sri Lanka: Determining the Health of the Global Human Rights Regime".
  • School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 15 July 2015, seminar entitled: "Exhaustion and Resilience in Sri Lankan Civil Society", accompanying blog article available on Pacific Outlier.
  • TEDxUniversityofKent, University of Kent, UK, 30 May 2015, TEDx Talk entitled: "Human Rights: How urgent are they?".
  • Leeds University Union, University of Leeds, UK, 14 October 2014, lecture entitled: "How I became a conflict researcher: The challenges of working in post-war environments".
  • Sydney Ideas, University of Sydney, Australia, 22 September 2014, lecture entitled: "Talking About Peace in Sri Lanka".
  • Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland, Australia, 12 September 2014, seminar entitled: "The illiberal effects of liberal peacebuilding in Sri Lanka".
  • Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, 13 August 2014, lecture entitled: "Peace and Justice in Sri Lanka".
  • Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, UK, 30 April 2013, lecture entitled: "North Korea's security-peace nexus: Exploring a paradoxical state".
  • Ustinov College, Durham University, UK, 21 February 2013, lecture entitled: "Bargaining for Survival: The Rationale Behind North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Programme".
  • School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK, 12 July 2011, lecture entitled: "North Korea's behavioural patterns".

Interviews for media articles

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