Meet the GICSC Team

David Jacobson, Founding Director of the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict

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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Director of Middle East Research at the Global Initiative

Derek Harvey

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Derek Harvey is Director of Middle East Research at the Global Initiative. Mr. Harvey is a successful and internationally experienced intelligence practitioner and former U.S. Army Colonel who...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 the Director of Geographic Information Sciences & Technology at the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at the University of South...
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