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Ms Camino Kavanagh

  • PhD students


Research subject areas

  • International relations
  • Conflict and security
  • Policy and society
  • Politics


Research Interests

  • International Security
  •  Cyber security
  •  State building
  •  Politics and Security

Thesis Project:


  • Securing the Fifth Domain


The aim of this project is to study the impact of shifting dynamics by analyzing the means through which the instruments of power are being mobilized to secure cyber space. It will study the resulting consequences of this mobilization and related power dynamics on inter-state relations and state-society relations. It will explore the legitimacy and relevance of the current international system in dealing with the pressures spurred by the strategic interests of the major powers in securing cyberspace, particularly at a moment when the international system is dealing with other equally significant pressures.


Dr. David Betz, Prof Thomas Rid


Camino holds an M.A. (Distinction) in War Studies (King’s College London), an M.A (Distinction) in Human Rights & Democratization (EIUC/ University of Essex) and an MA (Distinction) in Translation & Interpreting with major in International Relations (University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium) and a B.A. (First) in Spanish, French and Art History (University College Dublin). She has worked with the UN’s Department of Peace Keeping Operations in Guatemala (MINUGUA) and Burundi (ONUB), and with other organizations (DIIS/HR, International IDEA) in Cambodia, Honduras, Southern and West Africa and the Andean Region in South America. More recently she has worked as head of the statebuilding team at NYU’s Centre on International Cooperation, with a strong focus on how the international system is responding to transnational threats such as organized crime, trafficking in human beings and illicit goods, and terrorism.