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Amb Denis Corboy

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

  Department of War Studies
Room C.12
Strand
London WC2R 2LS
Tel (44)(0) 207 8482025
Tel(44) (0)207 352 7071
Email: denis.corboy@kcl.ac.uk
 

Research interests

Denis Corboy is a convenor of the Russia and Eurasia Security Research Group and was Director of the Caucasus Policy Institute , part of the War Studies Group at King's College London, 2004-2011.
He is currently a member and former chairman of the Advisory Council, Trinity Business School TCD, Dublin University; Board Member: British Georgian Society(UK), First Step Georgia Charities (Ireland UK and Georgia).

Biography

Denis Corboy was EU Ambassador to Georgia and Armenia, 1994-1999.  He returned to Georgia as EU Special Envoy 2002-2003.  He began his career as a practising Barrister in Ireland.  He was one of the founders and first General Secretary of the European Movement in Ireland. Between 1987 and 1994 Denis Corboy was political adviser in the Directorate General for Development at the European Commission in Brussels with responsibility for Human Rights and Democracy in developing countries. 1982-87 Director of Press and Public Affairs at the EC Delegation to the United States in Washington and previously Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland before and following Ireland’s accession to the EEC in 1973

Activities

Denis Corboy gave evidence on the war in Georgia and UK relations with Russia to the Defence Committee of the House of Commons (Report published August 09); he has also given evidence to the European Affairs and other committees of the Irish Parliament.

  • Regular interviews to BBC, Sky, RTE, RFE/Radio Liberty, Rustavi 2 and other channels.
  • Occasional Lectures: War Studies MA  in Peace Building and Conflict Prevention; Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); Royal College of Defence Studies; Institute of International and European Affairs (Dublin); Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS); The Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), and regular participation at international conferences in Europe and the US.
  • Denis Corboy gave evidence on the war in Georgia and UK relations with Russia to the Defence Committee of the House of Commons (report published August 09); he has also given evidence to the European Affairs and other committees of the Irish Parliament.

Publications

Books
  • The Widest Circle, published by A & A Farmer (2011).
  • Framing Deterrence in the Twenty-First Century (The consequences for regional security of the August 2008 War) Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) 2010.
  • French Irish Connections, The Four Courts Press and University College, Galway (2009)
Articles
OpEd articles on political and security developments in the North and South Caucasus, the Russian Federation and the Black Sea and Caspian regions.
International Herald Tribune – 15/07/08, 06/01/09, 07/05/09
The Boston Globe – 04/10/08,
The Georgian Times – 18/05/09
RFE/RL – 27/08/08, 05/11/08, 18/05/09
New York Times – 07/05/09
LA Times – 13/08/08
European Courier – 22/05/09
Irish Times - 02/09/08
Christian Science Monitor – 07/11/08, 10/06/09

Open Democracy – 01/09/09, 18.09.09

McClatchy – Tribune Papers – 07/10/11

 


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