Mariano Aguirre

Mariano Aguirre is founding Director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre (NOREF) founded to support peacebuilding efforts by networking a variety of governmental and non-governmental experts who are able to contribute to operations through analysis, advice and monitoring. Previously he was Director of Programmes for Peace and Security at the Ford Foundation of America, and from 2005-9 he was Director of the Peace, Security and Human Rights Programme at the Madrid-based policy research institute FRIDE. He worked for many years as a journalist and has been a regular contributor to El Pais, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the BBC. He writes widely on international affairs.