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Dr. Markus Weilenmann


Markus Weilenmann is head of the Office for Conflict Research in Developing Countries. He disposes of substantive legal anthropological expertise on sub-Sahran Africa, especially on the Great Lakes Region. In 1978 he was as a young student for the first time in Burundi where he carried out social anthropological field studies. His subsequent M.A. at the Zurich University dealt with the tabooing of the ethnic clashes of 1972 and its problematic impacts on the subjective perception of political history. In his PhD study, which he accomplished at the Wageningen University (NL) in agrarian law, he investigates the working methods of Burundi's State courts from a historical, a statistical and an extended case-oriented perspective. From 1993 onwards he started working as international consultant. In August 1996 he founded his Office for Conflict Research in Developing Countries, widened the scope to other parts of the African continent, especially West Africa and deepend his understanding of the endemic, structural conflicts in the Great Lakes Region, both, from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Since 1999, Dr. Markus Weilenmann is member of the Expert Pool of Civilian Peacebuilding of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and since 2009 he is associate researcher of the Department of Social Anthropology at the Zurich University (Switzerland). 


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