Valerie Percival

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Valerie Percival "is currently the Senior Advisor for Health at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, where she works predominantly on HIV and the relationship between health and human security. Valerie has a combination of policy, research and field experience working on issues related to global health as well as international peace and security. As head of the International Crisis Group’s office in Kosovo (2001-2003), she produced six reports which provided recommendations on reducing ethnic tensions, reforming the justice sector including improving the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, building local governance capacity focusing on the health sector, and the steps needed to address Kosovo’s final status. In addition, she also worked for the Canadian government on the humanitarian response to the Kosovo crisis (1998-2000); was a field officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Guinea (1997-1998); and worked on environmental security issues at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo as well as the University of Toronto (1994-1997). Valerie has a Doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She has several publications focusing on the challenges of international intervention, post-conflict health reform and environmental security, including opinion pieces in The Observer and The Globe and Mail outlining lessons from Kosovo for international engagement in Iraq. " [1]

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  1. [ SCI ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING (2006)], AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative, accessed April 6, 2010.