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Lisa Gibson

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Before pursuing her PhD, Lisa worked for NGOs doing public policy advocacy, conflict resolution, and capacity building work in the developing world. She has taught Organizational Leadership at the university level in China and Business Law in the US.

Lisa earned a JD (Distinction) in law from Western Michigan University, a MA (Distinction) in International Relations and Diplomacy from Lancaster University, winning the Richardson Institute Prize for best dissertation for Peace and Conflict Studies. She also holds a BA in Political Science from Alma College. Lisa's media experience includes CNN, BBC, Wall Street Journal and others.

Lisa's PhD is funded through the Vice Chancellor Scholarship for Research Excellence. In 2019, she was chosen as a recipient of the Michael Cowan Award.

Teaching Summary

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Modern Political Theory

Research Summary

Lisa's research explores the Effectiveness of Transnational Citizen Led Friendship Groups As a Public Diplomacy Strategy Between Countries That Have a History of Conflict. In particular, this project… read more

Recent Publications

Peace Psychology panel presentation on citizen apologies and forgiveness in post conflict reconciliation - Conflict Research Society - 17 September 2018

Citizen Apologies and Forgiveness as Diplomatic Gestures of Peace - Academic Council of the United Nations International Peace Studies Conference, Vienna, Austria - 28 May 2018

The Impact of Citizen Public Diplomacy Efforts in Restoring Relations Between States That Have a History of Conflict - Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany - 21 December 2017

Current Research

Lisa's research explores the Effectiveness of Transnational Citizen Led Friendship Groups As a Public Diplomacy Strategy Between Countries That Have a History of Conflict. In particular, this project will explore the role of friendship groups as a form of citizen diplomacy between Libyans and Americans.

Lisa is affiliated with the Centre for Normative Political Theory, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice and the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism. She is also an active member of the International Studies Association, British International Studies Association and the Conflict Research Society.

Research Interests

Public diplomacy

Friendship

Citizen diplomacy

Peace and conflict studies

Constructivism

Supervisors

Oliver Daddow

Andreas Fulda

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