Dr. Véronique Dudouet

Programme Director
Conflict Transformation Research
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Véronique Dudouet is Programme Director for Conflict Transformation Research. She joined the Berghof research team in 2005 and has since managed various collaborative research projects on resistance/liberation movements, negotiations and third-party intervention in asymmetric conflicts, inclusive political/security transitions, post-war governance and civil resistance. She conducts regular policy advice, peer-to-peer advice and training seminars for/with conflict and peacebuilding stakeholders. She also carries out consultancy research for various civil society organisations and international agencies (e.g. UNDP, OECD-DAC, European Parliament/External Action Service, GIZ, NOREF) and serves as Academic Advisor of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington.

Véronique has co-founded and edited several electronic peer-reviewed journals, and has published two edited books and numerous publications in the fields of conflict transformation and nonviolent resistance. As a scholar-activist, she has been involved in numerous anti-war and nonviolent campaigns, including as a volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the Palestinian territories.

Véronique holds an MA and a PhD in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, UK, as well as a BA in political science and a postgraduate research diploma (DEA) in International Relations and Security from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Toulouse, France.

Latest Publications:

  • Véronique Dudouet: Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies. ICNC Special Report 1, April 2017. Link >
  • Erwin von Veen and Véronique Dudouet: Hitting the Target but Missing the Point: Donor Support for Domestic Politics in Fragile Societies. OECD-DAC Report, January 2017. Link >
  • Véronique Dudouet and Stina Lundström : Post-war Political Settlements: From Participatory Transition Processes to Inclusive State-building and Governance. Berghof Report, 2016. Link >
  • Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann: The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups – Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support. UNDP/Berghof Foundation, 2016. Link >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from Armed to Nonviolent Struggle. London: Routledge, 2014. Book >