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Professor, KU Leuven

Professor Arnim Langer is Director of the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD) and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). Arnim Langer is a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at the University of Bath, UK and an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (UWA). His research focuses on group behavior and identity formation, the causes and consequences of violent conflict, the dynamics and persistence of horizontal inequalities, post-conflict economic reconstruction processes for sustainable peace building and peace education in post-conflict countries, as well as national service programs in Africa. He has conducted extensive field research and is overseeing large research projects on these topics in a range of African countries, in particular, in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya & the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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    Professor, University of Leuven