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Alan Keenan

Co-Investigator, Law and Policy Frameworks

International Crisis Group

Alan Keenan is a Visiting Fellow in the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, and a senior consultant on Sri Lanka at the International Crisis Group. His Hub research investigates the political, ethical and methodological challenges involved in the production of politically actionable knowledge about conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence in Sri Lanka. He has a PhD in political theory from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Democracy in Question: Democratic Openness in a Time of Political Closure (Stanford Univ. Press, 2003), as well as articles on political theory and on Sri Lankan politics. Before joining Crisis Group in 2006, he taught at Bryn Mawr College, Harvard College, and the Universities of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz.

Areas of interest

Human rights; peacebuilding; transitional justice; civil society and democratic politics