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Session Speakers


Session 1 - Creating and Using the Global Evidence Base for Violence Reduction


Richard Matzopoulos

Medical Research Council of South Africa, Specialist Scientist at the Burden of Disease Research Unit; University of Cape Town, Honorary Research Associate at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine

Biography | Abstract


Christopher Mikton

World Health Organization, Technical Officer at the Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

Biography | Abstract


Karen Hughes

Liverpool John Moores University, Professor of Behavioural Epidemiology at the Centre for Public Health

Biography | Abstract


Session 2 - Building Violence Prevention Research Capacity


Joseph Murray

University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry

Biography | Abstract


Arturo Cervantes

Anahuac University Mexico, Carlos Peralta Chair of Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, General Director of Information Systems at the National Institute for Educational Evaluation Mexico

Biography | Abstract


Abigail Fagan

University of Florida, Professor of Criminology and Law at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography | Abstract



Session 3 - Reducing Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents


Maha Almuneef

National Family Safety Founder and Executive Director of the National Family Safety Program, Regional Councilor of ISPCAN, President of the Arab Professionals Society for Prevention of Violence Against Children (Arab-ISPCAN)

Biography | Abstract


Charlotte Watts

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Sigrid Rausing Professor, Director of the Gender, Violence and Health Centre

Biography | Abstract


Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

United Nations Human Rights Office, UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons

Biography | Abstract



Session 4 - Reducing Violence in Public Space


Robert Muggah

Igarape Insitute, Research Director and Program Director for Violence Reduction                   

Biography | Abstract


Alys Willman

World Bank, Conflict, Social Development Specialist in the Crime and Violence Team

Biography | Abstract


Amy Nivette

University of Oxford, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology

Biography | Abstract




Session 5 - Promoting Good Governance and Civil Society


Mo Ibrahim (TBC)

Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Biography | Abstract


Innocent Chukwuma

Ford Foundation, Representative for the Ford Foundation West Africa Office                              

Biography | Abstract


Maria Stephan

United States Institute of Peace, Senior Policy Fellow; Atlantic Council, Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Biography | Abstract



Session 6 – Reducing Organised Forms of Violence


Leonid Kosals (TBC)

Higher School of Economics, Professor at the Department of Sociology, Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology, Chief Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

Biography | Abstract



James Putzel

London School of Economics, Director of the Crisis States Research Centre, Professor of Development Studies at the Department of International Development

Biography | Abstract


James Finckenauer

Rutgers University, Founding Faculty Member of the School of Criminal Justice, Professor at the School of Criminal Justice

Biography | Abstract



Session 7 - Global Actors: International Organisations and Private Philanthropy


Robert Alexander Butchart

World Health Organization, Coordinator of the Violence and Injury Prevention Unit


Biography | Abstract


Susan Bissell

UNICEF, Chief of Child Protection at the Programme Division

Biography | Abstract


Patricia Lannen

UBS Optimus Foundation, Programme Director of Child Protection

Biography | Abstract


Maya Ziswiler

UBS Optimus Foundation, Programme Director of Education

Biography | Abstract


Michael Feigelson

Bernard van Leer Foundation, Interim Executive Director

Biography | Abstract



Session 8 - Scaling Up Interventions and Building Evidence-based Support Systems


Frances Gardner

University of Oxford, Professor of Child and Family Psychology at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Biography | Abstract


John Lawrence Aber

New York University, Professor of Applied Psychology at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Biography | Abstract


Catherine Ward

University of Cape Town, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology

Biography | Abstract



Session 9 - Reducing Intimate Partner Violence Against Women


Harriet MacMillan

McMaster University, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics, Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry

Biography | Abstract


Suneeta Krishnan

Research Triangle of San Francisco, Epidemiologist at the Women’s Global Health Imperative, Associate Director of the Research Triangle Institute Global Gender Centre, Technical Lead of the Research Triangle Institute India Liaison Office

Biography | Abstract


Claudia Garcia-Moreno

World Health Organization, Lead Specialist on Gender and Gender-based Violence in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Biography | Abstract



Session 10 - Controlling Access to Drugs, Alcohol and Firearms


Philip Cook

Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Economics and Sociology and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Child and Family Policy

Biography | Abstract


Mark Bellis

Liverpool John Moores University, Research and Development at the Centre for Public Health, Director of Policy

Biography | Abstract


Keith Krause

Graduate Institute of Geneva, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, Professor of International Relations and Political Science

Biography | Abstract



Session 11 - Reforming Police Forces and Making Them Better Serve Their People


Etannibi Alemika

University of Jos, Professor of Criminology and Sociology of Law

Biography | Abstract


Daniel Ortega

CAF Development Bank of Latin America, Senior Economist and Impact Evaluation Coordinator; IESA Business School in Venezuela, Associate Professor

Biography | Abstract


Patrick Burton

Executive Director of the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention

Biography | Abstract



Session 12 - What Penal Policy for Less Violent Societies?


Daniel Nagin

Carnegie Mellon University, Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics

Biography | Abstract


Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota, McKnight Presidential Professor in Criminal Law and Policy at the Law School, Director of the Institute on Crime and Public Policy; Free University of Amsterdam, Senior Fellow; Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Criminal Law

Biography | Abstract


Hauling Fu

University of Hong Kong, Professor at the Faculty of Law

Biography | Abstract

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