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Virginia GAMBA Head, International Peace and Cooperation Program, Safer Africa, Pretoria


 Born in 1954
 Philology Bachelor of the University of Salamanca, Spain
 BA (Hons) in Spanish and Latin American Studies of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
 MSc (econ) in Strategic Studies of the University of Wales at Aberystwyth
 Researcher into the dynamics of the Falklands/Malvinas war of 1982
1981 Researcher on Latin American Security Issues for the University of Piura
1984-1986 Director of the Centre for Military Transformation of the Argentine Republic
1986 Visiting Lecturer and Associate Professor of the University of Maryland in the Department of Public Affairs on issues of Latin American Security Policy
1987-1990 Lecturer and associate professor at the Department of War Studies, King s College London
1990-1992 Director of the Programme for Arms Control, Disarmament and Demobilization of the Peace and Security Programme at the MacArthur Foundation of Chicago
1994-1996 Programme Director for the Conflict Resolution and Disarmament Project of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
1996-2000 Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Studies of South Africa