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Henrique Garbino


Doctoral student

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Henrique Garbino is a Doctoral Student in War Studies at the Department of War Studies and Military History at the Swedish Defence University. His doctoral research focuses on the use of landmines and other explosive devices by non-state armed groups. Henrique holds a MSSc in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University and a BSc in Military Sciences at the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras.

Prior to this current position, he served in the Brazilian Army as a combat engineer officer from 2006 to 2017. His experience in the military covered a wide range of different activities, such as explosive ordnance disposal, civil-military coordination, and training and education; in contexts as diverse as border control, law enforcement, and United Nations peace operations. Following his military service, Henrique worked in the fields of humanitarian mine action, disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration of former combatants (DDR), and civil-military coordination in Colombia, Gaza, Nagorno Karabakh, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.

Henrique continues to deploy as an explosive ordnance disposal and civil-military coordination specialist for short-term missions with the International Committee of the Red Cross and several United Nations agencies. He is also an Associate Specialist at the Brazilian Network on Peace Operations (2021-); a Global Fellow at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs (2022-2024); and an Expert at the Forum on the Arms Trade (2023-).

Research interests: civil wars, non-state armed groups, violence and restraint, mine action, peace operations, civil-military relations.

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