Siad Darwish, Ph.D

Senior Associate, Culture, Conflict, and the Environment

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Dr. Siad Darwish is an anthropologist and peacebuilder specializing in gender, governance, and the environment, having trained and applied CDA’s Reflecting on Peace Practice approach for 12 years. From Guatemala to the Philippines, Iraq to Lebanon, Siad’s has worked with the Permanent Peace MovementGPPAC, the Women Peacemakers Program, and the European Commission’s Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Now independent, Siad leads public policy research using participatory action and ethnographic methods for INGOs, such as those working with Syrian organizations, as well as companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University and lives in Australia, where he teaches at University of Wollongong.