Mr Theodore Murphy is founding Director of Mediation Europe.
He holds degrees from McGill University and the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London. His career has spanned the humanitarian, human rights, and political mediation fields.
Theodore managed emergency response missions for Doctors Without Borders, in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. He has published and lectured on humanitarian issues writ large and specifically in the context of the Greater War on Terror. As team leader for Amnesty International, Theodore coordinated all research and publications on Sudan as well as media appearances. Writing for the International Crisis Group, Theodore focused on the dynamics in the Chad/Darfur region contributing to public reports on these issues.
From 2007-2011, Theodore worked in conflict resolution/mediation with the United Nations and in the non-governmental sector in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. He served as Expert Advisor to the AU/UN mediation team in Darfur in 2007-08. In 2011, Theodore was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Panel of Experts for Libya where he served in the post of Regional Expert.
Later on, at the Berghof Foundation, Theodore directed the Special Assignment Team and subsequently founded and directed the Africa Program.
As a Course Director and Fellow for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Theodore designed and led accredited training for diplomats, military, and multilateral staff on the topic of Engagement with Non State Actors.
Theodore is a registered Civilian Expert for the UK Government Stabilization Unit and a member of the UN Mediation Support Roster.