Necla Tschirgi

I am still struggling to accept that Chandra is no longer with us.  She was so unique in so many ways and left an indelible mark on everyone she knew both personally and professionally. I first met her at the International Peace Academy when she led IPA’s program on conflict prevention in the early 2000s, contributing in important ways to the UN’s early work on conflict prevention long before the recent revival of the prevention agenda. Her post-IPA work as a professor, scholar and researcher reflected her many talents and growing professional interests. I greatly enjoyed our encounters at ISA and other professional gatherings over the years and considered her an invaluable colleague. It was a great privilege to get to know her professionally and personally. Chandra will be greatly missed by her many friends around the world.

Necla Tschirgi, Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

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