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Prof. Catherine Turner
Position(s) Associate Fellow within the Global fellowship Initiative at the GCSP, Professor of International Law at Durham University, and Deputy Director of the Durham Global Security Institute

Professor Catherine Turner is Professor of International Law at Durham University, and Deputy Director of the Durham Global Security Institute. Her work sits at the intersection of international law and global policy in the field of international peace and security. She has a particular interest in peace mediation as a tool for the prevention, management, and resolution of armed conflict. From 2022-2024 she was a Leverhulme Trust Fellow, working on the theme of international mediation in a changing world order. She has also published widely in the fields of transitional justice and the Women Peace and Security Agenda.

Catherine is an Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy,  a member of the Folke Bernadotte Academy International Working Group on Mediation and Dialogue and the NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel on Women Peace and Security (2023-2026 mandate). She is currently Chair of the Belfast based NGO Mediation Northern Ireland, with whom she has a 20 year association.


Participating in upcoming course/event
22 July 2024