Oxford Research Group

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Oxford Research Group (ORG), established in 1982, was named in April 2005 as "one of the top 20 think tanks in the UK by The Independent newspaper". ORG describes itself as an "independent non-governmental organization and registered charity, which works together with others to promote a more sustainable approach to security for the UK and the world."[1]

In 2003, ORG was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize for its "work on the promotion of disarmament and non-violent methods for resolving conflict."[1]

They are listed in the "supporters" section of the website of Partners for Democratic Change. [2]


Advisors (2010)

Accessed April 2010: [3]

Affiliations

ORG "works closely with other organisations in the UK and abroad, and is an active member of Crisis Action, the NGO Peace and Security Liaison Group, the WMD Awareness Programme, the International Relations and Security Network and the Europe-Latin America Forum."[1]

Forums

"In late 2006, the European Union awarded Oxford Research Group, the Middle East Policy Initiative Forum (MEPIF) and Conflicts Forum €500,000 over two years under its Partnerships for Peace programme. This project is designed to help develop more inclusive and legitimate approaches to transforming the Middle East conflict...

"The entire EU-funded initiative is overseen by ORG. The Israel-Palestine programme is led by Gabrielle Rifkind and Ahmed Badawi in consultation with a high level of international expertise on the Middle East, including strategic and psychological consultation."[4]

Projects

Recording Casualties in Armed Conflict

"This project is has received grant support from The Funding Network and The Network for Social Change. The project is co-directed by ORG’s Executive Director, John Sloboda, and Hamit Dardagan, ORG’s Consultant on Civilian Casualties in War.

Advisory Group

"The project has an advisory group with the following current membership: [5]

  • Susan Breau - Reader in International Law, University of Surrey
  • Eric Herring – Senior Lecturer in Politics, Bristol University
  • Andreas Kleiser - International Commission on Missing Persons
  • Richard Moyes - Director of Policy & Research, Landmine Action UK
  • Neta Crawford - Professor of Political Science, Boston Univeristy
  • Jay Silverstein - Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii
  • Michael Spagat - Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Mirsad Tokaca - Director, Research and Documentation Centre of Sareajevo

Resources

Human Security and the Middle East

Accessed February 2008: [6]

Directors

Researchers and Assistants

Special Advisers

Funding

ORG is "entirely funded by charitable grants, individual donations and, more recently, by peace programmes within international institutions such as the European Union and NATO," with about "two thirds of financial support com[ing] from trusts and foundations in the UK and USA. Major recent funders include: [7]

"The European Union awarded the ORG €500,000 over two years starting late 2006 for a project entitled From Crisis to Opportunity: Inclusive Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The project will help to develop more inclusive and legitimate approaches to transforming the Middle East conflict, based on a series of in-region dialogues and policy initiatives, bringing previously marginalised groups into the centre of the work. The project is a collaborative initiative between Conflicts Forum, the Middle East Policy Initiative Forum, and ORG." [8]

Leadership

As of October 2007, the following personnel are listed as ORG "Board, Patrons and Associates":[9]

Directors

Associates

Oxford Research Group: Associates

Trustees

Patrons

Consultants

As of October 2007, the following people are listed as ORG staff: [10]

Project Consultants

Interesting Office Staff

Contact

URL: http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk

Resources

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About Us, Oxford Research Group, accessed October 7, 2007.
  2. Supporters, Partners for Democratic Change, accessed February 22, 2008.
  3. Patrons and Advisors, Oxford Research Group, accessed April 6, 2010.
  4. "From Crisis to Opportunity: Inclusive Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict," Oxford Research Group, accessed October 7, 2007.
  5. Recording Casualties in Armed Conflict, Oxford Research Group, accessed February 22, 2008.
  6. About the project team, Oxford Research Group, accessed February 25, 2008.
  7. Funding, Oxford Research Group, accessed October 7, 2007.
  8. Annual Report 2006, NASPIR, accessed February 23, 2008.
  9. Board, Patrons and Associates, Oxford Research Group, accessed October 7, 2007.
  10. Staff, Oxford Research Group, accessed October 7, 2007.

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