About Kelly Gordell
Kelly is an International Relations PhD candidate at the School of Government and Public Policy. Her research interests surround armed conflict and its impact on human security. She focuses on the international community and its developmental role in post-conflict environments through the use of peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and successful implementation of DDR processes.
Her ongoing projects look at the impact of peacekeeping on post-conflict social welfare, evaluating the positive role humanitarian missions have with regard to human rights, and how DDR implementation may be a key influencer in post-war conditions.
Kelly is also part of an ongoing series of studies focused at a regional-level of analysis. Her work with Thomas J. Volgy, and Paul Bezerra looking at the effect of major power/regional power states on decreasing regional conflict, and increasing regional stability, has been published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, with additional pieces forthcoming.