Dr Brigitte Piquard
MA - Sociology (Catholic University of Louvain); MA - Islamic Studies and Arabic Language (Louvain); Ph.D. - International Relations (Louvain)
Reader in Humanitarianism and Conflict
Professor at Catholic University of Louvain (2002-2005); Visiting Professor at Louvain (1998-2002); and Director of European Master's Programme on International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) at Louvain (1999-2005).
Researcher at Centre d'etudes des Crises et Conflicts Internationaux (Louvain). Visiting Fellowships include Deakin University (Melbourne); Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (Paris); School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and at several universities in Pakistan.
Extensive research and publications on humanitarian and other issues - particularly concerning Afghan refugees - in Pakistan. Organised field trips for Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) students to Lebanon and Armenia. Research interests include new political Islamic movements; gender and conflict; anthropology applied to humanitarian action; and cultures of war.