The SCID Blog
I originally developed this Blog for students, alumni, staff and members of the Panel of Experts of the MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development (SCID), delivered by the University of Leicester. It has since broadened in scope and welcomes students of the Master in International Development (MIDP), delivered by Monash University, and others with an interest in security, conflict and international development.
It is hoped that this Blog can generate discussion on the challenges being faced in conflict, peacebuilding and international development, and help bridge the gap that often exists in this field between academia and practice. The Blog is also intended to be a forum in which SCID alumni can remain in touch with current SCID students, staff and Panel members. This Blog also hosts Online Guest Lectures delivered by the SCID Panel of Experts 2013-2016 as well as the Annual SCID Symposia presentations (2014 and 2015) alongside the Annual SCID Reader (2014 and 2015).
Please feel free to post comments, updates, news, opinions, reflective pieces, questions or other information that you feel might interest those engaged in addressing the challenges of conflict, peacebuilding and development. The aim of this Blog is to provide a platform to share information, network and provoke discussion and critical thought, ultimately in order to be better equipped to build peace, enhance security and promote development. If you want to upload posts, rather than just follow and comment on other posts, please email me so I can add you as an author (Eleanor.Gordon@monash.edu).
I developed and delivered the MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development (SCID), and established the SCID Panel of Experts (University of Leicester). I am now Deputy Director of the Master in International Development (MIDP) at Monash University. I have worked for 18 years in the field of security, justice and human rights, including over a decade in conflict-affected environments with the UN and other international organisations. I continue to provide consultancy services to various international and non-governmental organisations on issues related to building security and justice in conflict-affected environments. My research and practice focuses on promoting inclusive approaches to peacebuilding, specifically building security and justice after conflict. I am always looking for innovative, creative and collaborative ways to address challenges in this field. Do get in touch if this interests you or you want to contribute to this blog. More information from the following links or contact me via email: Eleanor.Gordon@monash.edu