Cécile Mouly (France) is a research professor at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Ecuador. There she coordinates the research group on peace and conflict, and teaches postgraduate courses on peace and conflict studies, and human rights. She also conducts research on peacebuilding, civil resistance and the reintegration of former combatants to civilian life. She holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Cambridge and has published several academic works on civil resistance. Her main area of expertise in this field is civil resistance in the context of armed conflict, and in December 2017, she co-edited a special issue on the topic in the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development together with Maia Carter Hallward and Juan Masullo.
In February 2018, together with partners from ICNC, the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and the foundation CEMPROC, Cécile co-organized the first regional institute on the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action in Quito, Ecuador, which attracted numerous participants from all over the Americas. She has practical experience in the field of conflict transformation, peacebuilding and conflict prevention, as a former staff member and consultant of the United Nations, the OAS, The Carter Center, the Inter-American Development Bank and other organizations in various countries. She has facilitated training workshops on different topics related to peace and conflict, and was a member of the facilitation team in the 2018 institute on the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action in the Americas.