Dr Shelley Deane was one of the ten people honoured at the recent Midlands Simon Community Longford People of the Year Awards 2017, in association with Kiernan Structural Steel Limited and the Longford Leader.
Based in the UK, Dr Deane (PhD, LSE) is a highly respected expert in conflict analysis, formerly Assistant Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics at Bowdoin College (USA), and Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College (USA).
She has researched and written on the ending and mending of conflicts, mediation and negotiation, peace agreements, security pacts, factions, paramilitaries and parliamentarians, and crime and corruption in states in transition, and has mediation and institutional transitional reform experience in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Palestine, the UAE and Ireland.
Shelley is also on the Board of the Irish humanitarian charity GOAL. She is a daughter of Mel Deane, who is a well known and much loved Longford town sportsman and her brother, Mel Jnr, enjoyed a successful and notable professional rugby career.
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