BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Wilfried Graf

Dr. Wilfried Graf is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, and Senior Research Affiliate at the Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education at the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt. He received his PhD in Sociology from Vienna University. Between 1983 and 2005 he was a researcher at the ASPR–Austrian […]


Jakob C. Fürst

Jakob C. Fürst is the executive assistant at HKI and responsible for the launch and administrative support of potential and ongoing projects. He is a political scientist with experience in the fields of political theory, democracy theory, civic education and political conflicts. With his NGO Sapere Aude, he is promoting civic education among young Austrians. […]


Astrid Reinprecht

Astrid Reinprecht was the Head of Media and Communication at the Kelman Institute from January 2016 to December 2017. As a trained mediator, her special interest lays with political, intercultural, societal and transnational conflicts. Thus she is dealing with participation processes at various political levels and has ample experience with mediating conflicts between refugees / asylum seekers and the Austrian society. […]


Jan Brousek

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Augustin Nicolescou

Augustin Nicolescou is the Co-Director of the Herbert C Kelman Institute, working on the development and implementation of the Institute’s activities, as well as training and consulting in conflict transformation, dialogue, and conflict sensitive development. He joined the institute when it was founded in 2005, and worked as project coordinator of its Sri Lanka Track […]


Peter Schoisswohl

In March 2013, Mag. Peter Schoisswohl graduated at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in the field of Sociology. His thesis “Die Hizbollah: Mehr als nur ein syrischer Stellvertreter? Die Beziehung zwischen der Hizbollah und Syrien seit dem Ta’if-Abkommen von 1989“  (Hezbollah: More than a Syrian proxy? The relationship between Hizbollah and Syria since the Taif Agreement of 1989) is based […]


Sami Aburoza

Sami Aburoza has worked as a legal and policy advisor and consultant in the Middle East, West Africa and South America, including for the Palestinian President’s Office, the Palestine Investment Fund, the Ministry of Education and UNDP. He has been engaged in several legal, economic and communications functions within the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict […]


Mariska Kappmeier

Mariska Kappmeier is a post-doctoral scholar in the Intergroup Relations Lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Her main research focus is on intergroup conflict and the assessment of trust between conflict parties. In order to understand how trust can be built systematically as an academic field and as a practice, she is […]


Georg Lennkh

born December 8th, 1939 in Graz ( Austria), Married 1966 to Annie LECHEVALIER, one son, one daughter 1957 – 1964 Studies of Law and Political Science in Graz, Bologna (Johns Hopkins) and Chapel Hill (N.C., US) 1965    Entered Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Vienna, AUSTRIA 1968 -1976  Served in Tokyo and New York (UN) 1978 […]


Gunther Neumann

Education Gunther Neumann studied History, Cultural Anthropology, Latin American Literature, Law and Economics, and holds a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna; he has done an exchange program at the École Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and has completed extended advanced vocational training and seminars on international politics, international relations, conflict […]