Dr. Kari Mariska Pries

Kari Mariska - RD1

I am a political scientist with research specialising in multi-lateral policy negotiations, security, and peace-building in post-conflict states and stabilising democracies. My personal passion covers the politics of labour migrants and asylum seekers from Central America and elsewhere. Life after a PhD was always going to be interesting. Now I work with IHS Market as a Country Risk Analyst on the Latin America Desk whilst pursuing further research on peace-keeping and peacebuilding possibilities in the Canadian context. Understanding how different sectors and different levels of governance work and interact has been my primary focus in both my research and professional career.

I successfully defended my PhD thesis in Politics at the University of Glasgow in March 2016 with the title ‘Contested concepts and practices in security governance: Evolving security approaches in El Salvador’ (available here, released April 2017)

Publications (a sampling)

2017 Central America: A fragile balance (link)

Global Trade Review

2017 Episode 11 – Kari Mariska Pries (link)

Invictus Games

2016 Standing Together: Families behind service and through rehabilitation (link)

Esprit de Corps

2016 Pushing the Boundaries: Supporting soldiers in recovery (link)

Esprit de Corps

2016 Armed conflict between Guatemala and Belize unlikely despite military build-up and increased border incidents (link)

IHS Jane’s Intelligence Weekly

2015 Challenges in Innovative Peacebuilding: Spaces of Change in the Salvadoran Gang Truce

In Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation (PJSA): Cambridge Scholars Publishing

2014 Opening Old Wounds: Political Violence Threatens to Return to Nicaragua

IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review: Vol. 26, No. 9 pp. 40-43

2013 EL Salvador: One year gang truce (link)

Latin America Bureau (LAB)

2012 The SICA Security Strategy in International Context: The importance of national influences and regional development dynamics for donor countries

UK Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador

2012 Contributions to: Flujos Migratorios Laborales Interregionales: situación actual, retos y oportunidades en Centroamérica y República Dominicana. Informe de El Salvador. (link)

San José, CR: OIM, OIT, CECC SICA, Red de Observatorios del Mercado Laboral

2010 Contributions to: Políticas Públicas sobre Migración Laboral: Herramientas y buenas practicas (link)

Coyoacán, Mx: Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM)

Contact

Email: kari.mariska.pries[at]gmail.com

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