Dr Anna Matveeva, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter
“Border Security or security of the Border: how border regimes contribute to instability and tensions in the Ferghana Valley”
Anna Matveeva works both as an academic and a practitioner, specialising in conflict studies and developmental aspects of international peacebuilding. The geographical remit of her interests covers conflicts in the North and South Caucasus, and in Central Asia, where she lived in 2003 – 2004 working as the UNDP Regional Adviser on Peace and Development, while her initial research background is in Afghanistan. In 2010 she headed the Research Secretariat of the international Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission. She acts as a consultant to international organisations, such as the UN, the EU and OSCE, and for international non-governmental organisations. Prior to her appointment as an Honorary University Fellow at Exeter, she was a Research Fellow at Chatham House, worked at the London School of Economics and headed programmes at International Alert and Saferworld.