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Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

POSITION AT SIPRI
Programme Director

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll

Dr Dylan O’Driscoll is a Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme. Dylan’s work focuses on the drivers of conflict and pathways to peace in the MENA Region and beyond. He is particularly interested in understanding people’s behaviour in relation to acts of peace and conflict at the everyday level. Dylan is also an Associate Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. He previously held the Conflict Research Fellowship at the Social Science Research Council, New York and worked as a Researcher and Lecturer at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. He was also previously Research Fellow at the Middle East Research Institute, Iraq, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Polish Institute for International Affairs. Dylan has spent over two years working and conducting research in Iraq and has published widely in both policy and academia. 

Subject expertise

Conflict, peacebuilding, power sharing, nationalism, marginalisation, inclusion

Regional expertise

Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa

Languages
English, Afrikaans, Kurdish
Education

PhD in Ethnopolitics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Citizenship
Ireland
SIPRI AND PARTNER PUBLICATIONS
External publications