- KU Leuven
Professor Arnim Langer is Director of the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD) and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). CRPD is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences which aims to conduct conceptual, empirical and applied research with the aim of improving understanding of the causes of violent conflicts and the challenges of sustainable peace building (for more information, please visit: www.crpd.eu). Arnim Langer is a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at the University of Bath, UK. His research focuses on group behaviour and identity formation, the causes and consequences of violent conflict, the dynamics and persistence of horizontal inequalities, post conflict economic reconstruction processes for sustainable peace building and peace education in post conflict countries, as well as national service programs in Africa. He has conducted extensive field research and is overseeing large research projects on these topics in a range of African countries, in particular, in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya & the Democratic Republic of the Congo.