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Expert on conflict resolution scholar-practitioner, Russia and the CISnmirimanova@international-alert.org
Natalia Mirimanova is a conflict resolution scholar-practitioner and has extensive conflict analysis and resolution work experience throughout Russia, South Caucasus and Central Asia, in Moldova, Ukraine, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Since 1993 she designed and implemented university and training programs on conflict analysis and resolution, and cross-conflict initiatives within divided societies and across conflict fault lines; facilitated dialogues and problem-solving workshops in protracted conflict settings; facilitated dialogue and cooperative initiatives between government, business and civil society sectors; assisted NGOs and community groups in organizational development and in the design and implementation of civic advocacy campaigns. She designed, carried out and managed interdisciplinary research projects. These projects and programs were carried out under the aegis of the UN, OSCE, Internews, International Alert, Conciliation Resources, Aga Khan Foundation, National Democratic Institute and other international, national and local organizations. Natalia authored and co-edited several books: From war Economy to Peace Economy in the South Caucasus (International Alert, 2004); Corruption and Conflict in the South Caucasus (International Alert, 2006), Mediation and Dialogue: Official and Unofficial Strands (2009, Initiative for Peace), Civil Society Building Peace in the European Neighborhood: Towards a New Framework for Joining Forces With The EU (2009, MICROCON), Prospects for the regulation of trans-Ingur/i economic relations: stakeholder analysis (International Alert, 2012) and others, articles and training manuals on conflict transformation, democracy building in transitional societies and mass media. She also produced and co-authored documentary films, including on the conflicts in Cyprus, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, and news stories.
Natalia received her Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, USA. She currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Eurasia Program of International Alert and a co-Director of the Crimea Policy Dialogue project.
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