The Patrons

Beyond Europe is supported by:

Mary Kaldor

Mary Kaldor

Mary Kaldor is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the Science Policy Research Unit and the Sussex European Institute at the University of Sussex. Her books include The Baroque Arsenal (1982) The Imaginary War (1990) New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (1999) Global Civil Society: An Answer to War (2003). She was a founder member of European Nuclear Disarmament (END), founder and Co-Chair of the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly, and a member of the International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo Crisis, established by the Swedish Prime Minister and chaired by Richard Goldstone, which published the Kosovo Report (Oxford: OUP) in autumn 2000. Mary Kaldor was also convenor of the study group on European Security Capabilities established at the request of Javier Solana, which produced the Barcelona report, ‘A Human Security Doctrine for Europe’ and in 2007 the follow-up report, A European Way of Security: The Madrid Report of the Human Security Study Group.

Jim Skelly

James Skelly

James Skelly is currently a Visiting Professor of Peace Studies at Magee College of the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland; a Senior Fellow at the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania; and, Coordinator for Peace & Justice Programming for BCA, an international education organization. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, and an MA and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. He has served in administrative and research positions at the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation; New York University’s Center for War, Peace and the News Media; the Institute of International Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley; and, the European University Center for Peace Studies in Austria. His research and teaching interests are rooted in the sociology of knowledge and focus on reality construction related to issues of peace and conflict including a focus on the moral and political dilemmas of soldiers, which arises from his refusal to serve as a military officer in Vietnam – a subsequent lawsuit against the United States Secretary of Defense helped to redefine the criteria for in-service conscientious objection. He has written and edited numerous articles informed by these research interests including a recent special edition of Peace Review on war and the dilemmas of soldiers, and articles focused on the political and moral dilemmas that confront soldiers in the Iraq war that have been published in openDemocracy.