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David Curran

Research Fellow

My Research Vision

My research seeks to understand the extent to which international peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions form an effective tool of conflict resolution. This provides a lens to analyse a range of areas, from the training that peacekeeping personnel receive, to the wider principles that underpin peacekeeping operations, and the motivations of those who intervene. I am committed to understand forms of third party intervention in violent conflict, and provide strong academic research which contributes to scholarly debates whilst engaging with practitioner communities.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. David Curran’s primary research interest is in developments in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping. Since completing his PhD at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, David has undertaken research into a range of topic areas including the role of conflict resolution in training programmes for military peacekeepers;  Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping; the United Kingdom and the UN; the evolution of rapid-reaction peacekeeping and peacebuilding forces such as the African Union standby brigades, EU battlegroups; and the potential of specialized UN rapid reaction capabilities.

SELECTED OUTPUTS

Journal Articles

Monograph

Edited Collection

Book Chapters

Policy Contributions

Selected Conference/Workshop Papers

  • Training Military Personnel for UN Peacekeeping: The Development of ‘Elicitive Approaches’, Biennial International Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Chicago, October 2015
  • Peacekeeping and the protection of civilians: A crisis of imagination?, The Worlds of Violence: 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy, September 2015
  • UN Programmes for Training Civil-Military Cooperation, Understand to Prevent workshop, Defence Academy (Shrivenham), 24-25 June, 2015
  • The Problematic aspects of Protection: Protection of Civilians in contemporary UN Peacekeeping Operations, British International Studies Association Conference, June 2014
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