Dr Aisling Swaine
Visiting Scholar, TJI
Aisling Swaine is Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs (focusing on women, security and development) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington DC. Aisling received her PhD from the Transitional Justice Institute (2011) and her B.A (1998) and MSc. in Humanitarian Assistance (2000) from University College Dublin. Aisling was a Hauser Global Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice at the School of Law, New York University in 2013. Aisling’s research focuses on examining connections and distinctions in conflict-related violence against women across pre, during and post-conflict contexts such as Liberia, Timor-Leste and Northern Ireland. She also researches on the UN Security Council’s women, peace and security agenda and on related state action plans. Previously, Aisling spent over seven years managing humanitarian and development programmes in conflict-affected and fragile states in Africa and South East Asia for international NGOs and the United Nations. She has also worked since 2007 as an independent consultant and technical adviser to United Nations entities such as UN Women, international donors and NGOs and continues to consult globally and engage in practice. She is a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Fellow at the Human Rights Education Associates and is appointed as a Senior Gender Adviser on several United Nations rosters such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Humanitarian Action Gender Capacity Roster and the UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery roster.