Juuso Miettunen

Research Officer

Switzerland

My name is Juuso. In my work as Research Officer in the Principles for Peace Initiative here at Interpeace, I contribute to the team’s efforts to find ways to improve peace processes. I see this work as a continuation of my commitment to community-driven social change. Before this role, I spent five years working in the development sector in the Horn of Africa. For my PhD, focused on horizontal social movements in Argentina and Mexico, I conducted more than a year of participant observation; working and living with the people seeking to transform their respective societies. I believe that peace is only possible when the efforts towards it are led from the inside, with the people affected by the conflict in the driver’s seat. In my free time I enjoy extreme sports and travel. I love water and the mountains, and hence very happy to be here in Geneva.