James Pugel

Research Associate

James Pugel
James Pugel left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. James Pugel is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), to serve as a principal investigator for the research team lead by Post-conflict Reintegration Initiative for Development and Empowerment (PRIDE) for the nation-wide “Tracer Study and Mapping Project on the Situation Analysis of Ex-combatants in Liberia,” 2006.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Liberia, to serve as the principal investigator for the nation-wide "UNDP Liberia Community Reintegration and Reconciliation Study," 2005-2006.



PhD student, Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia USA

MS, Strategic Intelligence with African Studies Concentration, 2006.

MSc, Defense Geographic Information: Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 2000.

MS, Administration: Central Michigan University, 1998.

BS, Civil Engineering: Virginia Military Institute, 1991.

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The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Book Chapter

Pugel, James (2010) Disaggregating the Causal Factors Unique to Child Soldiering: The Case of Liberia, in Gates, Scott; & Simon Reich, eds, Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (160–182).
Pugel, James (2008) Measuring Reintegration in Liberia: Assessing the Gap Between Outputs and Outcomes, in Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Dealing with Fighters in the Aftermath of War. New York, NY: Routledge (70–102).

Report - Other

Pugel, James (2007) What the Fighters Say: A Survey of Ex-combatants in Liberia February-Marcy 2006, UNDP & ANPPCAN report. .