Alpaslan Özerdem is the co-director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, United Kingdom. With 20-year field research experience in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Turkey, he specializes in the politics of humanitarian interventions, disaster response, security sector reform, reintegration of former combatants and post-conflict state building. Özerdem has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals and, among others, is the author of “Post-War Recovery: Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration” (2008); co-author of “Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation” (2013); and co-editor of “Turkey and Human Security: Challenges of the 21st Century” (2013).
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