Centre Staff

Dr. James Skelly

Founder and Academic Director

Dr. James Skelly is Director Emeritus of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania where he had served for many years as a Senior Fellow. Previously he was a Visiting Professor of Peace Studies at Magee College of the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland and, Coordinator for Peace & Justice Programming for BCA, an international education organization.


Christian Eichenmüller

Academic Coordinator

Christian Eichenmüller is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg specializing on past and present surveillance regimes. From 2005 - 2011 Christian was a youth activist of the European Students' Forum, AEGEE-Europe. He also worked as a Project Coordinator for the Turkey Representation of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Istanbul.

Dr. Ron McMahan

Research Director

Dr. Ronald McMahan is an experienced

ethnographer as evidenced in his historical documentary, Out of the Depths:Coal Mining as a Way of Life. He is also an energy economist whose practical understanding of industry issues has made him one of the world’s leading experts in the areas of energy markets and policy.



Sadie Luetmer

General Administration

Sadie Luetmer graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2011 with an interdisciplinary BA in International Human Rights. She has since worked as a photographer and journalist in Kosovo and the United States, publishing on topics including labor, environmental activism, post-conflict society, and judiciary corruption.

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