Because I did not agree with the way with which the organisation was spending taxpayer money without aiming for actual results. I felt that by accepting a salary when there was no real goal compromised my professional integrity. Less
They were concerned that I had never been in a conflict zone. Most of their senior people have worked extensively in post-conflict socieities, helping reconstruct judiciaries, police forces, reconciliing former combants, etc.
I was asked to manage a roundtable investigating how to apply science and technology to improve conflict management in post-conflict societies. My expertse was on the science and technology side. I emphasized that and the two years of work that I had already done with the Institute. Less