Charles O. Warner III is a doctoral researcher with Leuven International & European Studies (LINES) and the Faculty of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium. He holds a fundamental research grant from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork alongside combat veterans in Southeast Europe. (Research Project: “A Soldier’s Experience for Society’s Peace – Combat Veterans and Post-Conflict Resolution in Southeast Europe.”) He earned a M.Sc. in Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Leuven and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Utah, USA. Prior to his studies, Charlie served seven years in the U.S. Air Force (2000-07) as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. During that time, he conducted force protection, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, South Korea, Germany, and the US. His research interests are centered in Southeast Europe and include veterans studies, art & anthropology, post-conflict resolution, anthropology of peace & peace building, and transnational studies.