United Kingdom. Mr. Almsteier is a security risk manager/analyst/adviser. He most recently spent six years in Aceh as the security and post conflict adviser to BRR, the Indonesian government ministry established to coordinate the unprecedented international response to the 2004 tsunami. Previously he was employed as a security risk manager in Afghanistan by the Asian Development Bank and has worked with international agencies in various positions in the Balkans, Middle East and Asia. Mr Almsteier spent 15 years as a commissioned officer in the British military in peacekeeping and operational roles worldwide. The culmination of this service saw him deployed in Bosnia at the crisis of the conflict and during the transitional period following the Dayton accord. While at Harvard, he plans to research best practice in enabling successful outcomes in the delivery of international humanitarian and development aid in conflict and transitional environments. This research will draw on the experience of the international community in post tsunami Aceh as it emerged from a bitter 30 year conflict.