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Erin Mccandless

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Organization: Honorary Senior Lecturer
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Degree: PhD

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Honorary Senior Lecturer Erin McCandless, an adjunct professor in New York’s New School Graduate Program in International Affairs, founder of the discipline-leading Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, whose books include Polarization and Transformation in Zimbabwe: Social Movements, Strategy Dilemmas and Change (co-published by UKZN Press); Conflict, Peacebuilding and Development: A Critical Reader and Compendium; and Peace Research in Africa: Critical Essays on Methodology,

Research Support
Senior Advisor/Representative: Interpeace/International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and State building (IDPS), New York/global, 10/11 - present.

Conducted background research and leading early program conceptualization and design for emerging global program on "Frameworks for Assessing Resilience" focusing on

1 working with societal actors in fragile/conflict affected countries to establish context-rich national perspectives on how to assess resilience,

2 undertaking a series of global methodology
dialogues with experts on how transcend the tensions around global assessment frameworks and methods - and the context specific.

Also, serving on behalf of Interpeace,

1 as civil society representative on the IDPS
technical Working Group on Indicators (and Score group that undertakes strategic preparation of materials), responsible for developing common indicators for the New Deal peacebuilding and statebuilding goals, and

2 the focal point on these issues with the Civil Society Platform on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, which is global civil society¡¦s entry point into the New Deal, at both global and national levels, where it supports pilot countries to participate in national fragility assessment processes and the global indicator work.

Co-founder and Chief Editor: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Global, 2000- present. Editing and producing this scholarly, policy and practice, internationally refereed journal that provides a forum for critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. JPD is committed to supporting Southern scholars, practitioners, activists and policymakers in the publishing process, as it seeks to promote South-South and South-North dialogue on these issues.

Tenured Adjunct Faculty: Graduate Program in International Affairs, the New School for Public Engagement, New York, 8/07 - present.

Teaching courses in the conflict and security concentration: peacebuilding and statebuilding, and peacebuilding and development. Previously taught courses: Post-conflict policies; Africa and social change. Supervising students in thesis research and participating in concentration development.

Lecturer: Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, 2003. Taught masters students at the Institute for Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) in this Pan African Methodist University. Taught courses in peace, conflict and development and assisted with curriculum design and training.

Teaching Assistant: American University, D.C., 9/98 - 6/01. Assisted with teaching, research, and curriculum design for professors: Fantu Cheru: Globalization and Africa, and Development and Conflict.

Hizkias Assefa: Peacebuilding in Africa (1999); Johan Galtung: Reconciliation (1999);

Research Assistant for Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer: Islam, Development, and Peacebuilding (1999).

Lecturer: American University Washington Semester Program, Zimbabwe/D.C. 6/99 - 12/99. Taught class: Environment and Development Practicum. Included planning and implementation of month-long field study in Zimbabwe with 28 American and international students.

International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Indicator Working Group, 2012-current.

As representative to the Indicator Working Group I have facilitated numerous major working sessions aimed at bringing stakeholders to consensus around New Deal Common Indicators related to the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goals (PSGs) over the four official working group meetings to date. This work is ongoing.„X Graduate Program in International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School, New York, 8/07 - current. Adjunct faculty teaching courses: Peacebuilding and development; Post-conflict policies; Statebuilding and Peacebuilding. PBSO/UNICEF/UNDP, 6/19-20, Expert Meeting: An Accountability Framework for Conflict,Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Facilitated stream on infusing attention to conflict an

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