Dr Alexander Gilder is Lecturer in International Law and Security and Deputy Director of Global Law at Reading at the University of Reading. Dr Gilder works on areas related to international peace and security, such as UN peace operations, peacebuilding, and human security. His research is interdisciplinary, drawing on perspectives from law and international relations. Alex investigates various aspects of UN peacekeeping including stabilization, counter-terrorism, the rule of law, the protection of civilians, and security sector reform. His monograph, Stabilization and Human Security in UN Peace Operations (Routledge 2022), includes case studies on Mali (MINUSMA), the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and South Sudan (UNMISS) that examine whether the concept of human security can be seen in the UN's current stabilization activities.