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Dylan O’Driscoll is an Associate Professor (Research) at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), where he leads the Peace and Conflict Research Theme. He is also Associate Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). His work bridges academia and policy and focuses on the drivers of conflict and pathways to peace. He is particularly interested in understanding people’s behaviour in relation to acts of peace and conflict at the everyday level.

Prior to joining CTPSR Dylan was Director of the MENA Programme and Senior Researcher at SIPRI. He previously held the Conflict Research Fellowship at the Social Science Research Council; was Associate at the LSE Middle East Centre; was a Researcher and Lecturer at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester; was a Research fellow at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq; and a Visiting Researcher at the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), in Warsaw, Poland. He has a PhD in Ethnopolitics from the University of Exeter.

Dylan has led projects funded by USAID, UNDP, Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Social Science Research Council. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Associate Senior Fellow, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

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