Academic Team

Academic Direction

Dr. Daniel Rajmil

BA in Polititical Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Market Research and Economics Degree from the University of Barcelona (UB), MA in Middle East Studies and International Relations. PhD in Political Sciences from Vienna University. Director of the Conflictology Master Program at UOC. 


Academic Team


José Miguel Palacios

José-Miguel Palacios (ES) was between 2011 and 2015 Head of the Analysis Division in the EU Intelligence Analysis Centre (EU INTCEN) of the European External Action Service in Brussels. He joined the EU Situation Centre (renamed EU INTCEN in 2012) in 2006 as an analyst, after having worked for the Spanish government since 1986 in several analytical roles. He is Professor at the Master de Analista de Inteligencia¿ (UJRC-UC3M, Madrid). José Miguel Palacios holds a PhD in Political Science.

Trond Ove Tollefsen

He holds a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).

Fulya Apaidin

She holds a PhD, Brown University in Political Science and her work is situated at the intersection of comparative politics and international studies with a particular emphasis on the political economy of development. Broadly, she is interested in how investment policies across emerging economies are transformed in face of global pressures, and how political actors respond to these challenges at the local and national level. Her current research examines the implications of South-South capital flows on development with a focus on Islamic Financial Institutions. 

Enrique Tessieri

He is a researcher at the Migration Institute of Turku. Tessieri has worked as well as a foreign correspondent in Finland, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Colombia for dailies like the Financial Times, Buenos Aires Herald, BBC, Bridge News and others. He is presently employed at Otava Folk High School. Enrique works with Universal Learning Systems (ULS) in Finland as an Associate Consultant in the fields of diversity, social inclusion, migration and intercultural integration. He is editor of Migrant Tales one of the foremost blogs in Finland on immigration related issues.

Megan Karsh

Megan holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was a fellow in the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College. She is the Vice President of Initiatives at the Pacific Council on International Policy, where she designs programs and negotiates strategic relationships to impact US policy on international development, security, and economics.

Grazvydas Jasutis

He holds a Post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University (Harriman Institute) New York City and a PhD in Social Science at the Vilnius University Vilnius, Lithuania. He is a conflict management practitioner and held various positions in the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, the EU Monitoring Mission in Aceh (Indonesia), the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, the OSCE Mission in FYROM, the Permanent Delegation to NATO, and the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania. Grazvydas conducted researches at Columbia University and Creighton University. He is reviewer at "International Journal of Peace & Reconciliation and "International Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies. He co-founded the NGO "Trust in Development.

Zlatko Nikolski

PhD on Economic crises-poverty/inequality-institutions nexus. EU-funded work on assessing the cost of government in Bosnia and Hercegovina and an EBRD-funded report on diversification of the heavil oil-based Russian Economy. He has worked at the World Bank and the IMF and held consulting positions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Office of the Chief Economist) in London.

Celine del Felice

Dr. Celina del Felice has a background in Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, with broad experience at the interface between academic and practical research. She completed her PhD in International Relations/ Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2013). Prior to that, she worked for the Educating Cities/ Municipality of Rosario, Argentina (2000-2003), and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders, the Netherlands (2003-2007) on youth policy, social inclusion and peace education. 


Claudia Solanes Roca-Sastre

Diploma in Human Science, MA International Cooperation. Her collaboration with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC began as one of the responsibles for the design and implementation of the Master Programme in Sport for Social Coexistence and Conflict Resolution of the Chair UNESCO-FFCB-UOC. Claudia also was the editor assistant of the Journal in Conflictology and actively participated in two Congresses in Conflictology. During this time Claudia co-edited an ebook on Sport for Development and Peace with the collaboration of different experts and authors. 




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