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Aldo Civico
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Newark Campus
Key Topics:
Organized Crime, Political Violence in Latin America, Politics and armed conflict in Colombia, Narco trafficking in Latin America, Italian Mafia, Politics in Italy, Genocide and genocide prevention.

Expert's Biography:
Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights and assistant professor in anthropology at Rutger University (Newark). An expert in conflict resolution, political violence, and human rights, since 2003 he has been conducting extensive field work in Colombia among members of the paramilitary and the guerillas. He has been involved in mediation efforts. Before joining Rutgers University he was the director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. In the 1990s, he was a senior adviser to Leoluca Orlando, mayor of the city of Palermo in Italy and a leader of the anti-mafia movement. During the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, he served as an informal adviser to the Western Hemisphere Foreign Policy team. He is an associate scholar of the Center for American Progress and a consultant on issues related to conflict resolution and peace building.

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