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On 20 June 2017 Annette Idler has appeared on BBC World Service’s ‘Newsday’ programme to discuss the disarmament of the FARC in Colombia. The full programme can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055r77v  (Annette appears at 42m 56s.)

 

 

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On 23 November 2016 Annette Idler was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio on the revised peace deal in Colombia. You can listen to her contribution here (at 28:00). She also analysed the changes in the peace deal on BBC TV News that day.

 

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In October 2016 Annette Idler has made numerous media appearances commenting on the ‘No’ vote in the Colombian plebiscite on a peace deal with the FARC rebels. She appeared on the BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ programme (around 35 mins in), BBC World News (see image above) and twice on Austrian FM4 radio.

To access her contributions click here.

Interview by ORF’s Radio FM4 (at 13.10)

In September 2016 Annette Idler was interviewed on Colombia’s peace deal.

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Guest panel at Al Jazeera’s Inside Story

In August 2016 Annette Idler appeared on Al Jazeera’s television programme “Inside Story” to discuss the peace deal in Colombia.

Interviews by BBC World Service from 0:57 to 5:30 here and from 2:08 to 6:56 here.

In August 2016, Annette Idler was interviewed on the peace deal in Colombia.

 

Interview at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

In July 2016, Annette Idler was interviewed on the relevance of her research for the peace negotiations in Colombia.

 

Interview by the Argentinian radio station Radio Ciudad (in Spanish)

In July 2016, Annette Idler was interviewed on the Chiloct Report and the Iraq War by the correspondents for London, Paris, Washington, and San Pablo of the two Argentinian newspapers Clarín and La Nación.

 

Interview by the Austrian radio channel Oe1 (in German)

In April 2016, Annette Idler was interviewed on asymmetric warfare and the changing role of violent non-state groups.

 

Interview at the University of the Andes, Colombia (in Spanish)

In March 2016, Annette Idler was interviewed on the peace process and the challenges for the post-agreement period in Colombia.

 

 

 

Dr Annette Idler receives Social Sciences Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Award

In November 2015 Annette Idler has been given a Social Sciences Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Award for her project on ‘Putting Frontier Research into Action: Co-designing Security Policies to Tackle Violent Non-state Groups in Peripheral Spaces’.

 

Panel Discussion on International Security, University of Oxford

In November 2015 Annette Idler participated in a panel discussion with Prof Richard Caplan, Prof Neil MacFarlaine and Dr Lucas Kello on “International Security: Scholarship and Practice”, University of Oxford

Opinion Piece featured in OpenDemocracy

In October 2015 OpenDemocracy published “Megateo, the Armed Groups and the Future of the People of Colombia’s Catatumbo”

 

Annette Idler on potential violent power vacuum in Colombia

In October 2015 The Conversation published Colombia’s Deal with the FARC could bring peace – or create a power vacuum.

 

Event on “Re-defining Urban Warfare”

On 6 October 2015 Annette Idler presented on “Blurring the Lines between Civilians and Armed Actors: Conflict in Urban Contexts” at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event on “The Changing Character of War: Implications for Policy”, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC.

On 5 October 2015 Annette Idler participated in a roundtable event with Oxford University’s “Changing Character of Warfare Programme” and the joint Arizona State University/New America “Future of War” project.

 

Roundtable on Rethinking Civil Wars and Terrorism, Washington DC

On 5 October 2015 Annette Idler spoke on Civil Wars and Terrorism in Washington DC.

 

Winner of the CRS Cedric Smith Prize 2015

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On 14 September 2015 Annette Idler was awarded the Cedric Smith Prize 2015 at the Conference of the Conflict Research Society for the best piece of UK-based conflict research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annette Idler in The Conversation

On 10 September 2015, The Conversation published “A Humanitarian and Diplomatic Crisis is Unfolding on the Colombia-Venezuela Border”.

 

Opinion piece on the Colombia-Venezuela border crisis

On 2 September 2015, Open Democracy published Annette Idler’s piece on “The Colombia-Venezuela border crisis: the civilian backdrop” in English and in Spanish

 

Piece published by Razon Publica on the Global Peace Index 2015

On 3 August 2015, Razon Publica published Annette Idler’s piece on “El Índice Global de Paz 2015: ¿cómo vamos en Colombia?”

 

Interview at the UN Department of Political Affairs

On 8 July 2015, Annette Idler was interviewed on the impact of violent non-state groups on peace processes and peacebuilding.

 

 

Talk at the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, NY

On 8 July 2015 Annette Idler gave a talk on “Alliances among Violent Non-state Groups: Lessons Learned for Building Peace” at the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in New York.

Blog post for the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS)

Annette Idler wrote a blog post on the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford for PaCCS.

 

Article for the Security Sector Reform Resource Center

On 24 June 2015, the Canadian Security Sector Reform Resource Center published Annette Idlers’ article (co-authored with James Forest) on “Violent Non-state Actors and Complementary Governance: What ISIS, Hizballah and FARC Have in Common”.

 

Blog post on Intuitive Trust for Border Criminologies

On 5 June 2015 Annette Idler’s blog post “From the Field: Intuitive Trust Matters: Researching Conflict and Crime across the Borders” was published by Border Criminologies, a network of the Centre of Criminology, University of Oxford.

 

Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress 2015, San Juan , Puerto Rico

From 26 to 30 May 2015 Annette Idler participated in a workshop on security and aftercare in fieldwork and presented a paper on fragile alliances among violent non-state actors at the LASA Congress in Puerto Rico.

 

International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) Annual Conference 2015, Ghent, Belgium

On 21 May 2015 Annette Idler presented a paper on narco-brokers and financiers in the cocaine supply chain at the annual conference of ISSDP in Ghent, Belgium.

 

Lunchtime Seminar of the Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford, UK

On 12 May 2015 Annette Idler gave a talk on “Arrangements of Convenience among Violent Non-state Actors” at the CCW Lunchtime Seminar.

 

Roundtable Event at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK

On 26 March 2015 Annette Idler presented at the Roundtable on “The Road to Peace in Colombia: Illegal Economies and Armed Groups”, organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

Blog post for the EU’s Cocaine Route Programme

On 24 March 2015 Annette Idler’s blog post on Narco-brokers and Financiers: the Key Elements in the Cocaine Business” was published by the European Union’s The Cocaine Route Programme: Combatting Transnational Organised Crime.

 

MIGRALAC Seminar, Queen Mary University of London, UK

On 25 February 2015 Annette Idler gave a talk on “The Invisibility of Forces (Non-)Migration in Colombia’s Borderlands” at the MIGRALAC seminar.

 

International Studies Association Annual Convention 2015, New Orleans, US.

From 18 to 21 February 2015 Annette Idler participated in the ISA Convention. She presented in a panel on “Fragmentation, Alignment And Alliance Formation In Civil Wars” and in a panel on “Conflict Resolution Tools For The Field”.

 

Talk and interview at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London

On 19 January 2015 Annette Idler gave a talk on “Fragile Alliances among Colombian Violent Non-state Actors”. She also gave a brief interview on the topic.

 

Article published in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development

On 5 January 2015, Annette Idler’s article “Behavioral Patterns among (Violent) Non-State Actors: A Study of Complementary Governance”, co-authored with James J.F. Forest, was published.

 

Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Launch Conference at RUSI 

On 8 December 2014, Annette Idler gave a talk on disrupting organised crime in Latin America at the launch conference of the strategic hub for organised crime research at RUSI, London.

 

Expert Workshop on development approaches to transnational organized crime

On 28 November 2014, Annette Idler participated in an expert workshop in Berlin, Germany, on “Ignoring or interfering? Development approaches to transnational organized crime”, organised and funded by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.

 

High-Level Workshop on “Countering and Deterring Hybrid Threats”

On 25 November 2014, Annette Idler participated in a high-level workshop on “Countering and Deterring Hybrid Threats” at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, supported by NATO Public Diplomacy, the UK Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

Workshop on Insecure Spaces in Latin America: Encounters with Violence and Drugs

Annette Idler co-organises a workshop on “Insecure Spaces in Latin America: Encounters with Violence and Drugs”. The event will be held at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford on Thursday, 27 November 2014. There are a very limited number of places available for postgraduate students and researchers who wish to participate. If you wish to join, please contact her by 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November 2014. Please include your name and affiliation, reason for interest in attending, and how the workshop theme relates to your own work.

 

Talk on Citizen Security in Colombia’s Borderlands at University of Oxford

On 14 November 2014, Annette Idler presented on her doctoral research at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

 

Research Associate at Graduate Institute Geneva

Annette Idler is now affiliated as a Research Associate with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute Geneva.

 

Expert Seminar on Modernising Drug Law Enforcement

On 25 and 26 November 2014, Annette Idler was invited to give a talk on “The Drug Market and Current Policing Responses in Latin America” at an expert seminar organised by Chatham House, the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the International Drug Policy Consortium in London.

 

Fieldwork methodology talk and seminar on violent non-state actors at University of Leeds

On 30 October 2014, Annette Idler gave a talk on “Fieldwork in Hot Places: Personal and Methodological Challenges for Female Researchers” and a seminar on the violent impact of alliances among violent non-state actors at the University of Leeds.

 

Talk on transnational organised crime in fragile contexts at Heidelberg Dialogue for International Security

On 25 and 26 October 2014, Annette Idler participated in and gave a talk on transnational organised crime in fragile contexts in cooperation with the German GIZ and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development at the Heidelberg Dialogue for International Security, Germany.

Interview at the University Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia (in Spanish)

On 21 October 2014 Annette Idler was interviewed on development and peacebuilding in Colombia’s border areas the University Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia.

 

Lecture on “Development in Borderlands: Hope for Peace” at the University Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia

On 21 October 2014 Annette Idler gave a lecture on “Development in Borderlands: Hope for Peace” at the University Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia, and participated in a panel on peace and “post-conflict borderlands”, organised by the University Simon Bolivar, Cúcuta, Colombia.

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