Susanne Schmeidl
Senior advisor to The Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan

is a co-founder and senior advisor to The Liaison Office (TLO) in Afghanistan, where she has worked since 2002 supporting civil society development and civilian peace-building. A scholar practitioner she has 20 years work experience in academia / university, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations and has combined academic analysis and practice in the areas of early warning / conflict prevention, civilian peace-building / state building, protracted displacement, civilian protection, human security, gender and civil society.

Susanne is currently teaching at the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney and also is a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University and non-resident research associate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies of the University of Otago,
New Zealand.

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