Dr Alexander Gilder

Associate Fellow


Dr Alexander Gilder is Associate Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Reading where he is Co-Director of the School of Law’s Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Deputy Director of Global Law at Reading (GLAR). He is also Associate Faculty in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University (Canada).

He has been a Visiting Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (Canada), Gujarat National Law University (India), and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Hargeisa (Somaliland). He has guest lectured on topics of international law and global governance on the London Law Programme at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and the University of Virginia Summer Program at University College, University of Oxford. Prior to joining Reading, he was a Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Dr Gilder works on areas related to international peace and security, such as UN peace operations, peacebuilding, and human security. One of the few international lawyers working in the peacekeeping space, his research is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on perspectives from law, peace and conflict studies, and international relations. Alex investigates various aspects of UN peacekeeping including stabilization, counter-terrorism, the rule of law, the protection of civilians, and security sector reform. He is the author of Stabilization and Human Security in UN Peace Operations (Routledge 2022) and Co-Editor of Multidisciplinary Futures of UN Peace Operations (Palgrave Macmillan 2023). He is currently a Consultant at the NATO HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) where he is advising on the Military Contribution to Human Security (MC2HS).

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