Meet the GICSC Team

St. PETERSBURG, FL - NOVEMBER 25, 2015:   David Jacobsen is a professor at the University of South Florida and the author of "Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict." (Photo by Melissa Lyttle for Sonntagszeitung)

David Jacobson

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David Jacobson is the founding Director of the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict, and Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. A...
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Adib Farhadi, Director of Economic Development & Governance at the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict

Adib Farhadi

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Adib Farhadi is Director of Economic Development & Governance and Assistant Research Professor at the Global Initiative.  Dr. Farhadi most recently served as Visiting Scholar at...
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Durriya Badani, Founder and Director, Global Citizens Forum

Durriya Badani

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Durriya Badani is Founder and Director of the Global Citizens Forum. Ms. Badani most recently served as Deputy Director of Project on U.S. Relations with the...
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Fr. Atta Barkindo, Fellow

Fr. Atta Barkindo

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Fr. Atta Barkindo is a Fellow with the GICSC. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research...
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Manlio Cinalli

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Manlio Cinalli is a Research Professor at CEVIPOF (CNRS – UMR 7048), Sciences Po Paris. Prof. Cinalli has delivered teaching and research in various leading…

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Natalie Delia Deckard, Research Fellow

Natalie Delia Deckard

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Natalie Delia Deckard, is a Research Fellow with GICSC. With an extensive background  in social statistics, she works largely with the quantitative data produced by the...
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Subhro Guhathakurta

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Subhro Guhathakurta is Director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) and Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia…

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Director of Middle East Research at the Global Initiative

Derek Harvey

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Derek Harvey is Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative. Mr. Harvey is a successful and internationally experienced intelligence practitioner and former U.S. Army Colonel who brings a broad range...
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Zacharias Pieri, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Zacharias Pieri

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Zacharias Pieri, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at the University of South Florida. A political sociologist with...
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Galya Ruffer

Galya Ruffer

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Galya Ruffer is the founding Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies, Buffett Institute for Global Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Department of…

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James Sullivan, Fellow

James Sullivan

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James Sullivan, a Fellow in the Global Initiative, is a career foreign analyst, with over twenty years’ experience in international humanitarian relief and multi-national operations.  He...
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Mike Williams, Director of Geographic Information Sciences & Technology

Mike Williams

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Mike Williams is a Fellow at the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at the University of South Florida. His primary responsibility includes the...
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