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The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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2 Guest researchers

ArmenakArmenak Tokmajyan is a visiting junior researcher at the ÅIPI during August 2014. He holds a Master’s Degree in Peace, Mediation and Conflict research from University of Tampere and Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland. He previously studied at the University Van Amsterdam, Sciences-po Paris and University of Kalamoon, Syria. In summer 2013, Tokmajyan worked as a research assistant at the Crisis Management Centre (CMC) in Finland. In 2012, he interned at UNHCR Aleppo Field Office in the Legal Protection Unit.

Armenak’s areas of research interest include conflict dynamics in the Middle East, bottom-up peacebuilding efforts inside Syria, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and visual art and peacebuilding. At the ÅIPI, he is studying the role of visual arts in peacebuilding processes. Armenak has published articles in a number of academic journals. He is also a regular contributor to newspapers which cover the conflict dynamics in the Middle East. You can find his publications online at www.academia.edu.

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Adem FerizajFrom February until June, Adem Ferizaj was a guest-researcher for the Åland Islands Peace Institute (ÅIPI). He has worked on a report entitled “Military Presence in Minority Regions: Case Study of Greenland and Cyprus”.
Adem is currently enrolled in multi-disciplinary, trilingual studies (German, French and English) of social sciences of the Franco-German campus of Sciences Po Paris in Nancy. His specialisation lays in European history and international relations.
Adem’s research interest lays in peace-consolidation – especially of the Western Balkans. He is particularly interested in both the military implication and the minority protection of the peace-building process.

Felix_webbFelix Schulte is a guest researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute in May and June 2013. He is investigating the conflict-solving potential of territorial autonomy arrangements for his Master´s thesis at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. He is primarily interested in the key factors for the high durability and the sustainable success of the Ålandic autonomy system. Felix holds an Bachelor´s degree in political science and sociology of the Cath. University of Eichstaett.

txomin2For a few weeks in June and July 2013, Txomin Hernández is a guest researcher at the Aland Islands Peace Institute.
Txomin is a researcher in International Human Rights Law at the University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi, and
he is working on Self-determination Law and Minority Law during his stay at the Institute.



Alice_webbFrom 5th of May 2009 and during the summer Alice Kennedy was a research fellow at the Åland Islands Peace Institute. As part of a team of researchers working for the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe within the project Detention of Refugees and Asylum seekers in Europe, Alice Kennedy was analysing hundreds of interviews with refugees and asylum seekers in 23 European countries.