Discussion with David L. Phillips, Director of Columbia University New York City, one of the most prominent American analysts and columnists (Huffington Post, New York Times), dealing with Kosovo, the Balkans and the Middle East. The discussion focuses on Challenges of Kosovo internal and external security and is moderated by Dr. Florian Qehaja, Executive Director at the Kosovare Center for Security Studies.
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Biography of Z. Phillips.
David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has served as Foreign Affairs Expert and as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State and as Senior Adviser to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Phillips has worked at academic institutions as Executive Director of Columbia University’s International Conflict Resolution Program, Director of American University’s Program on Conflict Prevention and Peace-building, Fellow at Harvard University’s Future of Diplomacy Project Fellow, Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies, and Professor of Preventive Diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. He was Deputy Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Preventive Diplomacy Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Project Director at the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Phillips has also been a foundation executive, serving as President of the Congressional Human Rights Foundation and Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Phillips was an analyst and commentator for NBC News, CNBC, and the British Broadcasting Company. His latest book is titled An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdogan’s Dictatorship (Transaction Publishers). Previous books are The Kurdish Spring: A New Map for the Middle East (Transaction Publishers); Liberating Kosovo: Coercive Diplomacy and U.S. Intervention (Harvard’s Kennedy School/MIT Press); From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition (Transaction Publishers); Losing Iraq: Inside the Post-War Reconstruction Fiasco (Westview/Perseus Books); and Unsilencing the Past: Track Two Diplomacy and Turkish- Armenian Reconciliation (Berghahn Books). Phillips has also authored dozens of policy reports and hundreds of articles in leading publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and Foreign Affairs.
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