Judith Large joined the trustees of ORG in September 2019. She is a senior research fellow at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), University of Kent and a professional with some thirty years experience working in violently conflicted and post-war transition settings. Judith aimed at bridging local understandings and needs with policy responses for more effective recovery and peace building practice.  The dilemmas of governance, injustice and identity representations continue to be of central concern for her.   She has engaged widely with civic and community groups, national governments and UN agencies, including assignments with the UNHCR, UNDP,  and UN Women. She brings first-hand insights from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Sudan, and in early 2012 was external evaluator for an EU funded programme on minority rights in Somalia and Iraq, which took her also to Erbil and the wider Nineveh Plain. 

In February 2018, Judith was a keynote speaker for the opening session of the Dresden Forum for International Politics. Her book Push-Back: Sri Lanka’s Dance with Global Governance, (Zed Books 2016) was nominated for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Award 2019. 

Previously Judith worked for International IDEA (Stockholm), was programme director at the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI, Brussels office) and an associate of the Berghof Institute (Berlin). She has lectured widely on mediation and negotiation, theories of violence, gender and conflict, and transitional justice.  Judith is active in the Rethinking Security network and the Sanctuary Everywhere movement.