Dr. Martina Klimesova is an Associated Fellow with the Project on Conflict Management and Mediation. She was previously a Taiwan Fellow at the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University in Taipei conducting research on disaster diplomacy and Taiwan's role as a soft power. Her research focus is on conflict management and conflict prevention.
Martina holds a PhD degree in International Relations from Charles University in Prague (April 2011). Her dissertation entitled Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement discussed how external incentives impact peace negotiation in the context of internal armed conflicts. She also holds an MA degree from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.
Previously Martina worked with the project on Conflict Management in Northeast Asia at ISDP and was also in charge of the Institute's external relations. Between 2006 and 2007, she worked as a Junior Research Fellow with the project on Conflict and Security in Asia at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a joint transatlantic research and policy center at Uppsala University. She has also worked as an International Civilian Protection Monitor (International Monitoring Team) in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines, and in summer 2009 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at RSIS at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2011, Martina was lauded as a "Leader of Tomorrow" (knowledge pool) at the 41st St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland.
Peace negotiations and third party
Peace processes and the use of