Lansana Gberie

Dr. Lansana Gberie is Senior Researcher with the Africa Conflict Prevention Programme of Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Addis Ababa. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Kofi Annan International peacekeeping Traning Centre in Accra, Ghana, and Head of the Liberia Program of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). An academic and writer, Dr. Gberie has written extensively on conflict, conflict management, human rights and peacebuilding in Africa, including, most recently (as editor) Rescuing a Fragile State: Sierra Leone 2002-2008 (Wilfrid Laurier Unievrsity Press 2009). He is also author of A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone (London: Hurst 2005). Dr. Gberie was awarded the 'Outstanding Research Award' by the Canadian government body IDRC in 2002 for his work with Partnership Africa Canada on the Human Security and International Diamond Trade project; he and his colleagues were also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three senior US lawmakers for this work the following year.

Works by this author

Diamond Industry Annual Review: Sierra Leone 2004

Diamonds Without Maps Liberia, the UN, Sanctions and the Kimberley Process

War and Peace in Sierra Leone : Diamonds, Corruption and the Lebanese Connection

The Heart of the Matter Sierra Leone Diamonds and Human Security

The 2011 Elections in Nigeria: a New Dawn?

The Darfur Crisis : A Test Case for Humanitarian Intervention

Challenges of Peace Implementation in Côte d’Ivoire: Report of an expert workshop by KAIPTC and ZIF

Liberia: The 2011 Elections and Building Peace in the Fragile State

Sierra Leone: Business More Than Usual

Bringing peace to West Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone

Diamond Industry Annual Review: Sierra Leone 2005

Dealing for Development? A Study of Diamond Marketing and Pricing in Sierra Leone