About Kelly Gordell
Kelly is an International Relations PhD student 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 with former combatants.
She currently has a working paper which looks at the impact of peacekeeping on post-conflict social welfare, in particular the positive role of humanitarian missions in promoting post-conflict education. Additionally, she is part of an ongoing series of studies focused on regional delineation and the effect of major/regional power states on decreasing regional conflict, and increasing regional stability.