Dr Matt Waldman – Strategic Empathy
Join the School of International Relations in the Arts Lecture Theatre for a talk on Strategic Empathy from Dr Matt Waldman.
Matt Waldman is founding director of the Center for Empathy in International Affairs and specialises in high-level diplomacy and mediation in armed conflict. He has served as an adviser to the UN Special Representative for Somalia, the UN Special Envoy for Syria and the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan. He has undertaken mediation work in the Middle East and Africa as a senior adviser at the European Institute of Peace and special adviser to Inter Mediate. Matt worked in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2012, and was based in Beirut between 2014 and 2018 to work on the Syria conflict.
Matt was previously a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights and a visiting fellow at Clare College, Cambridge University. Matt has also held senior foreign affairs positions in the UK and European parliaments.