Eunsook ChungVisiting Scholar,
New York University Center on International Cooperation


Areas of Expertise
International Development, Mine Action, Peace and Security, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict reconstruction and development, Terrorism

Region of Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa

Antonio Garcia is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Chartered Geographer (RGS-IBG), Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute) and visiting scholar at New York University, Centre on International Cooperation. He has worked at the intersection of international peace and security; training, research and development; and doctrine and policy. As a visiting lecturer he has taught and held seminars, at Durham University (UK), Columbia University and New York University as well as at various military colleges, missions and schools. He holds degrees in military science, geography and history. Antonio has previously served in the South African National Defence Force as an officer and senior officer for 16 years. During his service he has been deployed in various internal, regional and international missions including, two peacekeeping missions, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and Sudan, Darfur (UNAMID), as well as internal missions in South Africa and operations on the border of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Antonio has also worked in international development with a focus on intercultural education and exchange. As a programme manager at AFS-USA in New York City, he managed a US Department of State sponsored programme which involved 12 international partners.

Recent Publications

South Africa and United Nations Offensive Peacekeeping Operations: Conceptual Models,
African Books Collective, 2018.

Updated September, 2019