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Marjan Centre for War & Non Human Sphere

The Marjan Centre Visiting Fellowship Programme

The programme focuses on new and emerging trends in ‘War and the Non Human Sphere’. This is a ‘by invitation’ programme that encourages people to develop their research with The Marjan Centre for wider public dissemination through talks and publications.

2017-18 Fellows:

Garside, Adrian:

Adrian has spent the past six years at the inter-face between wildlife conservation and politicised violence in South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, where Adrian continues part-time. A former British Army officer, Adrian brings over 25 years of experience in policy and execution addressing violent conflicts in Africa, the Balkans and Middle East.  A strategic planning officer at the UN Headquarters, adviser to the African Union mission in Darfur and the UK government's first Stabilisation Adviser in Sudan, Adrian has first-hand experience tackling complex crises. He is currently researching wildlife conservation amid contemporary war.


Lappe-Osthege, Teresa:

A Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Teresa researches the relationship between sustainable development and environmental peace-building, using the EU’s peace-building policies in Kosovo as a case study. Most recently, Teresa has started to work on the illegal bird-trade in the Western Balkans as a Visiting Fellow on the Biodiversity and Security (BIOSEC) project at the University of Sheffield. Before commencing her PhD, Teresa completed an MA in Conflict, Security and Development at King’s College London and holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University (NL).


Weir, Doug:

Doug directs Manchester-based Toxic Remnants of War (TRW), having worked for over a decade on the toxic and environmental legacy of conflict and military activities. Initially focused on the impact and legacy of depleted uranium weapons, the research more latterly engaged with the toxic remnants of war and the developing legal initiatives on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts. Doug has also worked on advocacy campaigns at various United Nations disarmament and environment fora, the European Parliament and a number of national parliaments; he has also undertaken field and desk research and developed policy. Doug has written and blogged extensively for TRW as well as for The Ecologist, New Internationalist and specialist platforms.



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