Rob Kevlihan, BComm, MAcc, FCA, MA (IR), Ph.D, is the Executive Director of Kimmage DSC. Rob has been working as a practitioner and scholar in the development, humanitarian and international relations field for the past 15 years with extensive experience working in both Africa (including Sudan, Angola and Ghana) and Asia (both Central and South East Asia).
Rob has a Masters in Accounting from University College, Dublin and a Masters in International Relations from Dublin City University. He completed his Ph.D in International Relations at The American University in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. His research examines the nexus of conflict, development and security, with a particular focus on state building, conflict management and complex humanitarian emergencies. He has published single and co-authored peer reviewed articles in a number of scholarly journals, including International Studies Quarterly (forthcoming, 2014), Disasters, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnopolitics, The European Journal of Development Research, African Security Review, Studies in Transition States and Societies and Irish Studies in International Affairs. In 2013 he published his first book, entitled “Aid, Insurgencies and Conflict Transformation, When Greed is Good”.
Rob joined Kimmage DSC as Executive Director in January 2014, having taught during the Autumn 2013 semester as part of the faculty of international studies, Ha Noi University, and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University.
- Curriculum Vitae
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- Academia.edu profile
- Summary of research from Aid, Insurgencies and Conflict Transformation, When Greed is Good, by Rob Kevlihan, Routledge Security and Conflict Management Series.