Ruth Blakeley

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Ruth Blakeley "joined the department in 2007 after completing her doctorate on repression, human rights and US training of military forces from the global South at the University of Bristol. While completing her PhD, funded by the ESRC, Ruth spent three months in the US, conducting interviews with US Department of Defence staff involved in the training of Latin American military forces, and observing training at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly the School of the Americas). Ruth is on the Academic Advisory Board for the Institute for Policy Research and Development at Sussex, and acted as academic consultant to investigative journalist John Pilger for his documentary War on Democracy, to be screened in UK cinemas and on ITV1 during 2007. She is also a founding member of the Network of Activist Scholars for Politics and International Relations (NASPIR)." [1]

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  1. Ruth Blakeley, University of Kent, accessed February 23, 2008.