This page lists some of the Principles, Fellows and Associate Fellows, who have been associated
with the State Building program in prior years. These individuals are listed here in recognition
of their contributions and as a permananet record of their prior involvement with the program,
however, they are no longer actively assocaited with the Carr Center or the State Building
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Matt Waldman was a Fellow in the 2009-10 academic year. Waldman was formerly Head of Policy and
Advocacy for Oxfam International in Afghanistan, where he has worked for the past two
and half years, and is the author of a number of reports on the country, including
on peace-building, protection of civilians, civil-military affairs, development and
From 2004-2006 he was the Liberal Democrats Foreign Affairs and Defence Adviser based
in the UK Parliament, with responsibility for formulating party policy on
international affairs, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and human rights issues.
Matt has also worked as a foreign affairs adviser in the European Parliament, and
was deputy director of overseas operations for a UK children's charity, which included
work in post-conflict countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.
Prior to this he trained and practised as a lawyer with the London-based, international
law firm, Norton Rose, which involved work in Europe and Russia. He holds a Masters
Degree in Human Rights from London School of Economics. His current research focuses on
the conflict in Afghanistan, in particular, the implications of reconciliation and
negotiations with insurgents.
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