Matt Waldman

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"Matt Waldman is a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in Harvard University’s Kennedy School where he conducts research on US foreign policy-making, negotiations, and the Afghanistan conflict. He is also an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), where he is Co-Director of the Opportunity in Crisis project. From 2011-12 he was a senior UN official in Kabul with responsibility for promoting dialogue and reconciliation with the Taliban.

"He has written extensively on Afghanistan, including on aid effectiveness, protection of civilians, geopolitics, the insurgency and negotiations. In 2010 Matt directed a field study with USIP on the Afghan Taliban and negotiations, and served as a consultant on political reconciliation to the EU’s Special Representative to Afghanistan. Following his role as Oxfam's Head of Policy in Afghanistan, 2006-09, Matt completed a fellowship at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights."[1]

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  1. Inter Mediate Advisors, organizational web page, accessed November 7, 2013.