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Biography

Andrei Gomez-Suarez is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Religion, Reconciliation and Peace. He is a Colombian writer, international relations scholar, and peace practitioner, currently living in Oxford. He specialises in conflict resolution, peace negotiations, transitional justice, reconciliation and dialogue. He is the co-founder and non-director of peacebuilding organisation Rodeemos el Diálogo (ReD, Embrace Dialogue) He is Senior Consultant at Positive Negatives, and Honorary Research Associate in the University of Bristol and the UCL Institute of the Americas.

He is author of Genocide, Geopolitics and Transnational Networks (Routledge, 2015) and El Triunfo del No (Icono, 2016). He is the writer and producer of the graphic short story Jessica: coca-growing, development and stigmatisation in Colombia (PositiveNegatives, 2020). He co-produced La Confianza (2018), a song for rebuilding trust in Colombia. He is currently writing a fictionalised memoir about growing up in the 1980s amidst political violence in southern Colombia.

He previously was associate researcher at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford, the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research at the University of Sussex, and the Conflict Analysis Resource Centre in Bogotá. He has taught at the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, and in Colombia, Los Andes, Cauca, and Externado Universities. He has done consultancies for Conciliation Resources, the International Organisation for Migrations, the Organisation of IberoAmerican States, and in Colombia, the National Centre for Historical Memory, the Ombudsman's Office, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace.

He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex.

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