New Zealand, 1962

David Harland

David Harland is Executive Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a private diplomacy organisation working to prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. Harland worked for the UN in Bosnia in the 1990s where he was charged with drafting the UN report on the fall of Srebrenica, and acted as a witness in the trials against Ratko Mladić, Radovan Karadžić, and Slobodan Milošević at the International Criminal Court. He currently serves on the United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, was Chair of the World Economic Forum Conflict Prevention Council and was adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs. Harland has published widely on the issues surrounding conflict and international relations in the New York Times and elsewhere.

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