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Erica Gaston, Ph.D.

Speaker; Head of Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme, United Nations University

Dr. Erica Gaston is the Head of the Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme at United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and an adjunct lecturer at SIPA. With a mixed background as an academic, practitioner, and conflict analyst, Dr. Gaston specialized in conflict-related human rights, civilian protection, rule of law programming, and peace and conflict studies. She has significant field experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Pakistan.