Civil society, International Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding
Dr Ibrahim Natil is currently a fellow at Institute of International Conflict Resolution & Reconstruction, Dublin City University. He is also a former visiting fellow at School of Politics and International relations, University College Dublin-UCD. He is an international development consultant and worked for many international NGOs and the founder and director of the Society Voice Foundation in Palestine (2002-2010). He also launched and managed a various range of human rights, women’s empowerment and peacebuilding programmes and projects since 1997. He was being nominated for Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize 2016. He authored and published several articles and book chapters on a wide range of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, human security, NGOs, revolutionary movements, political violence, and the Middle East in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Routledge, Pluto, Palgrave, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Inter-Disciplinary Press and Springer. He is the book author: Hamas Transformation Opportunities and Challenges, Cambridge Scholars, 2015. He presented over 29 papers at conferences during the last five years throughout Europe. He also writes to Independent Australia and sustainable security, a project of Oxford Research Group.
Ibrahim Natil (2015) ‘Hamas Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges’, Cambridge Scholars publishing, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/hamas-transformation
Peer –Reviewed Journals
Natil, I. (2016) “Turkey’s Foreign Policy Challenges in the Syrian Crisis.” Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2016, pp. 1–10 www.jstor.org/stable/10.3318/isia.2016.27.8.
Natil, I. (2016), the Challenges and Opportunities of Donor-Driven Aid to Youth Refugees in Palestine, Journal of Peace building and Development http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15423166.2016.1197791.
Natil, I. (2016) Book Review: Marwan Darweish & Andrew Rigby, Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance, Journal of Nations and Nationalism, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nana.12286/full
Natil, I. (2014) A shifting Political Landscape: NGOs Civic Activism and Response in the Gaza Strip, 1967–2014, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 9:3, 82-87,DOI: 10.1080/15423166.2014.983369 http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/eRqViyvFQnnqi4mX4kVK/full#.VJiu214iA
Natil, I. (2011) Hamas between Militarism and Governance, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, http://cesran.org/hamas-between-militarism-and-governance.html
Natil, I. (2017) Civil state in the post Arab Spring Countries: Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, “the Arab Spring, Civil Society and Innovative Activism”, edited Cenap Çakmak Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Ltd http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137571762
Natil, I. (2017) Youth Movement and Arab Spring, “Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracy in the Age of Transnationalism” edited Ekim Arbatli, Dina Rosenberg, Springer http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-51454-3_3
Natil, I. (2017) Turkish NGOs in the Arab Spring: Human Security or Foreign Policy Agenda? “The New Turkey? Domestic and Regional Uncertainties”, Edited Ozgur TUFEKCI, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/domestic-and-regional-uncertainties-in-the-new-turkey
Natil, I. (2016) Turkish international NGOs and the Arab Spring ‘Las ONG internacionales turcas y la Primavera árabe’ “Un retrato de la Turquìa Contemporànea. Visiòn general y perspectivas” edited Alessia Chiriatti, Manuel Ferez and Federico Donelli, Escuela de Relaciones Internacionales and the Universidad Anàhuac, (Spanish Translation) http://www.academia.edu/29701138/Un_retrato_de_la_Turqu%C3%ADa_contempor%C3%A1nea_Visi%C3%B3n_general_y_perspectivas.pdf
Natil, I. (2016) Internationally Sponsored Conflict Resolution Programming for Youth, “Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians: The Dynamics of Peace and Justice under Occupation’ edited Alpaslan Ozerdem, Mufid Qassoum and Chuck Thiessen, Routledge, https://www.amazon.com/Conflict-Transformation-Palestinians-Occupation-Resolution/dp/113866653X#immersive-view_1480953046041
Natil, I. (2014), The Palestinian NGOs and the Arab Spring’, Revolt and Revolution: Reaching for the Possible, ed. Amal Treacher Kabesh and James Arvanitakis, Inter-Disciplinary Press,
Natil, I. (2014) ‘ Violence and Youth in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Gaza Strip Case Study (2000-2012) Violence in the Contemporary World: An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. Paromita Chakrabarti, Natália De’Carli and Joana Patrício, Inter-Disciplinary Press Oxford, United Kingdom, 2014 p 89-96
Natil, I. (2013), Turkey’s Human Security Agenda in the Gaza Strip’, Human Security in Turkey Challenges for 21 Century, ed. Alpaslan Ozerdem and Fusun Ozerdem (London and New York: Routledge Press, p 198-211
Natil, I. (2012) ‘Hamas: between Militarism and Governance’, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Contemporary Themes and Challenges, edited by Marwan Darweish and Carol Rank. London: Pluto Press. p 166-182 http://www.peacepalacelibrary.nl/plinklet/index.php?ppn=352162813
Writer/ Contributor to Australia Independent Online, the journal of democracy and independent thought). https://independentaustralia.net/profile-on/ibrahim-natil,481
Civic Grassroots Activism, Participatory Engagement and Community Peace-building
This project provides an up-to-date analysis on civic grassroots activism, participatory engagement and community peace-building challenges and lessons. It also examines the impact of civil society organisations in politics, power and its impact on young people life from 2002-2016. The purpose of this book, in the field of international relations, development, peace studies, conflict resolution and conflict strategy, is to explore the learnt lessons of young people’s engagement in civic and political life, despite the social conservatism and political deadlock.
Civil Society and Social Movements
This seeks to study the roles and contributions of youth movements in the Middle East, North Africa and Northern Ireland in terms of security, mobilization, ideologies, conflict resolution and peace-building. This considers youth age groups of 15-32 years old as case studies from Syria, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq and Northern Ireland.
Presented in more than 29 different conferences and seminars on a wide range of topics since September 2012 and selected papers as follows:
- International NGOs: Women’s Community Peacebuilding and Development, DSA Ireland, November 23-24, 2017
- Civil Society and Youth Movement; DAVO Conference, Jena University, September 18, 2017.
- Civil Society Organisations: Peacebuilding and Development, Sustainability Interrogated Conference, Development Studies Association, University of Bradford September 7th,2017
- National Identity: Northern Ireland and Palestine, University of Illinois, September 23, 2016
- Local and International Organisations Intervention in Libya, Conflict Research Studies Conference, Trinity College Dublin, September 8th, 2016
- Does Turkey’s Foreign Policy Fail in Syria?, Royal Irish Academy, May 30, 2016
- Civil Society Challenges, Arab World Institute, Paris, March 19, 2016