Senior researcher with the Peace and Conflict Research Group
Dr Cedric de Coning (South Africa) is a senior researcher with the Peace and Conflict Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and a senior advisor on peacekeeping and peacebuilding for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). He holds a PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Cedric served as an advisor to the High Representative of the African Union Peace Fund (2016), and as an advisor to the Head of the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union Commission (2012-2016). He has also served on African Union panels to review the African Standby Force (ASF) and AMISOM (2013). He was a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group (2012-2014). Recent publications include the BRICS and coexistence (Routledge, 2015); the future of African peace operations (Zed Books, 2016); UN peacebuilding architecture (Routledge, 2016); complexity and peacebuilding (Palgrave, 2016); UN peace operations doctrine (Routledge, 2017) and rising powers and peacebuilding (Palgrave, 2017). UN Peace operations in changing global order will be published in 2018 (Palgrave).