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Adam Day is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Grand Strategy, an Associate Fellow with the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group (CSDRG), both King's College London, and Head of Programmes at the UN University’s Centre for Policy Research in New York. For more than a decade he served in UN peace operations, including as Senior Political Advisor to the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in political roles in the Middle East, Sudan, South Sudan and in UN Headquarters. Prior to the UN, Adam worked for Human Rights Watch, Open Society Justice Initiative (Cambodia) and as a practicing litigator in New York. He was a recipient of the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship “Interrogating Visions of a Post-Western World” at The Centre for Grand Strategy based in the Department of War Studies. His PhD thesis was supervised by CSDRG Director, Professor Mats Berdal, and was completed in 2020. 

Selected Publications:

  • Day, Adam and Jessica Caus, “Conflict Prevention in an Era of Climate Change,” United Nations University, 2020.
  • Day, Adam, “Hybrid Conflict, Hybrid Peace: How Militias and Paramilitary Groups Shape Post-Conflict Transitions,” United Nations University, 2020.
  • Day, Adam and David Malone, “Contextualising Conflict-Related Transitional Governance since 1989,” in The Routledge Handbook on Transitional Governance, Routledge, 2020.
  • Day, Adam and David Malone, “The UN’s Role in Shaping Global Security Law,” in The Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security,” Oxford, 2019.
  • Day, Adam, “Politics in the Driving Seat: Good Offices, UN Peace Operations and Modern Conflict,” in United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order, Palgrave, 2018.