Rob Kevlihan is Executive Director of Kimmage Development Studies Centre and Head of the International Development programme delivered by Kimmage DSC at Maynooth University, based in Ireland. Prior to joining KDSC in 2013 he worked for more than a decade as a scholar, researcher and practitioner on development, humanitarian action, and conflict themes in Africa (Sudan, Angola, Ghana and West Africa more generally) and Asia (Central Asia particularly Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, and Vietnam). He has a PhD in International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C. and has published single and co-authored articles in a number of journals, including International Studies Quarterly, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Disasters, Nations and Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Ethnopolitics, The European Journal of Development Research and African Security Review. His first book, entitled “Aid, Insurgencies and Conflict Transformation, When Greed is Good”, was published by Routledge in 2013. His recent publications focus on human security, the impact of aid on conflict, state-building and the nexus of conflict, development and security.