The global circle, which includes the Director, Deputy Director, and the various coordinators for networking, communication (web, social media and blogs), deep circles administration, and funding, is responsible for policy and operational matters in relation to the coordination and maintenance of the network and links at the global level. The Director and Deputy Director are responsible for managing the day to day functioning and administration of the DEEP Network; administering the funds available to the DEEP Network subject to the approval of the GC; and preparing the Annual Report of the DEEP Network and other relevant reports. The GC shall form working groups whenever necessary to assist it in carrying out Network tasks and to explore, formulate and undertake new projects and directions. The current members of the circle include:
Alberto Gomes is an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University and has held several university administrative positions, including head of department and the director of the Centre for Dialogue in his twenty-five years at the university. Apart from Australia, he has taught at universities in Austria, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, and Vietnam. An anthropologist by profession, he has had the privilege of living with the forest-dependent Orang Asli (Malaysia's Indigenous peoples), from whom he learnt to appreciate peaceability, nonviolence, egalitarianism, and respect for nature. He is an author of several books and numerous papers. When he is not engaged in his scholarly and activist pursuits, you will likely find Alberto pottering around his ecologically regenerative home garden.
GLORIA M.A. OBREGÓN
Gloria Maria Abarca Obregón is from Mexico City, México. She is a well-qualified and highly experienced peace educator with a MA degree in education and a MA and PhD in peace studies. Her PhD is from Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain. Gloria was also a peace researcher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2009, together with Said Bahajin, she received the Peace Castellon Award, for her 'A World Painted With Peace' Project.
PRISCYLL ANCTIL AVOINE
Priscyll Anctil Avoine is a researcher in Feminist Security Studies. Her work focuses on embodiment and emotional processes in contemporary wars and in the reintegration of women ex-combatants. She is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Feminist Studies at Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) for which she received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Previously, she completed an MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from Universitat Jaume I (Spain). She also has extensive fieldwork experience in Colombia, working with ex-combatants and victims of the armed conflict. She is the director of the NGO Fundación Lüvo, a feminist and antiracist collective. In DEEP, she is an active member of the Global Coordinating Network (GCC) and co-coordinator of the Feminist Decolonial Circle, an open space to share translocal experiences of oppression, vulnerability, and injustice in order to transform them into cross-border and collective feminist forms of resistance.
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Idham Badruzaman became interested in Peace and Conflict studies when he enrolled in the Master in International Peace, Conflict, and Development at Universitat Jaume I. Upon completion of his masters, he decided to pursue his doctorate in this field of study at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After his studies in Madrid, he will return to Indonesia to teach at Universitas Muhamamdiyah in Yogyakarta. He also intends to set up a deep circle in his home country focused on indigenous forms of peacebuilding, the subject of his doctoral dissertation. Idham has been an active member of the DEEP Network in Indonesia since 2015 and now working with Renelyn and Martim, he manages the Network's website and contributes broadly to the running of the network at the global level.
MARISOL CRISTINA BOCK
Marisol is one of the co-directors of DEEP Germany. Having lived in six different countries, Marisol is fluent in German, Spanish and English language and culturally adept. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in peace studies following up on her MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at Universitat Jaume I in Spain. Marisol is also an accomplished musician.
Reney is currently taking her master’s degree in International Peace, Conflict and Development at Universitat Jaume I in Spain. She has completed a Post Graduate Program in Social Innovation Management at Amani Institute and UPEACE and has worked with Nonprofits and INGOs for over 6 years. Currently, she is volunteering and consulting with startups and non-profits facilitating workshops, managing projects, and designing curriculums. She loves being surrounded by people who bring joy and positivity to this world. She spreads her positivity to encourage individuals to create innovative solutions that are socially just. She joined the DEEP network in 2020 to support and promote the mission of the network to a wider audience. She believes in the power of community coming together in creating change and making Peace(s).
MARTIM DOS SANTOS
Martim is a translator and communicator with experience in web site development. After working in the industry for a few years, he decided to pursue his wish of working for social justice in his native country, Brazil, and got involved with an incipient restorative justice program carried out in São Paulo. That led him to the Peace, Conflict and Development studies masters program at Universitat Jaume I in Spain, where he dedicated himself to the study of the media coverage of immigration. Martim has been collaborating with DEEP Network since its creation, carrying out website maintenance and other technical tasks. He truly believes in creating a global network of activists that can support and empower each other with their own work, projects and example.