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Mr Theodore Murphy


Director for Special Assignments, Berghof Foundation


Mr Theodore Murphy holds degrees from McGill University and the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London. He has worked in the humanitarian, human rights, and political mediation fields.

For 3 years, Theodore managed emergency response missions for Doctors Without Borders, in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. He has published and lectured on humanitarian issues writ large and specifically in the context of the Greater War on Terror. As team leader for Amnesty International's Sudan project, Theodore coordinated all research and publications on Sudan as well as media appearances.

From 2007-2011, Theodore worked in conflict resolution/mediation with the United Nations and in the non-governmental sector in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. He served as Expert Advisor to the AU/UN mediation team in Darfur in 2007-08. In 2011, Theodore was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Panel of Experts for Libya where he served in the post of Regional Expert.

Theodore is a Civilian Expert for the UK Government Stabilization Unit and a member of the UN Mediation Support Roster. Currently Theodore oversees a high-level national dialogue initiative in Sudan and covers Africa and Middle East mediation initiatives as Director for Special Assignments at the Berghof Foundation in Berlin, Germany.