Gwendolyn Whidden

Gwendolyn Whidden (@gwen_whidden) is a Student Staff Editor at Just Security and a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research examines decision-making in the U.N. Security Council in response to mass atrocity crimes. Gwendolyn is also a Research and Policy Officer at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), where she conducts research on international security and supports policy engagement with government stakeholders.

Previously, Gwendolyn was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco and a Davis Projects for Peace Fellow in Rwanda. She has also worked with the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, the U.N. Office on Genocide Prevention, and various nongovernmental organizations in Rwanda.

Gwendolyn received an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a BA in Politics summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College. She is also on LinkedIn.

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