Mariano Aguirre

Mariano Aguirre is former Director of NOREF. A journalist and analyst on international conflicts, peacebuilding and peacekeeping, he has written, co-authored and edited several books. His most recent contribution is a chapter in Megacities. The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Violence in the Global South , eds, Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, Zed Books, 2009.

He is a regular contributor to El País, Le Monde diplomatique, La Vanguardia , OpenDemocracy, Radio Nederlands, Radio France and other international media. Aguirre holds an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, and was a programme officer for the Ford Foundation in New York. He is a fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam.