Anjali Dayal is a 2017-2018 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and an assistant professor of international politics at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. She received a Ph.D. in international relations from Georgetown University’s Department of Government in 2015. Her research interests include peacekeeping, peace processes, the UN Security Council, and human rights. She is currently completing a book about UN peacekeeping failures and civil war peace processes, and her ongoing projects include research on civilian protection mandates in peace operations and gender in the international relations canon. She holds a BA, magna cum laude, in History from Columbia College, Columbia University, and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University. From 2007-2008, she worked for the Governance, Peace, and Security team at the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Her doctoral research received the Academic Council on the United Nations’ award for best dissertation written on the UN system in 2014. Her research is forthcoming in the journal International Organization, and, among other venues, her writing has appeared online in blogs at The Washington Post and Ms.Magazine.