Klem Ryan

I am a citizen of New Zealand and Sweden who has been fortunate to live and work in many countries and cultures. I am currently a Senior Coordination Officer with the United Nations Development Coordination Office working with the Istanbul Regional Office.

I have been a Senior Advisor to the European Institute of Peace developing conflict analysis and leading mediation projects, mainly focused on the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. I have provided analysis and advice to governments on sanctions strategies and advised on conflict financing and the operations of transnational criminal networks.

I was formerly the coordinator of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on South Sudan and have served in UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Timor Leste (UNMIT). I also served as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy deployed on active service throughout the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Research and Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Theory, Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
Master of Science in Philosophy and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Bachelor of Arts in History, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Auckland.

My doctorate examined the jurisprudence of early modern international humanitarian law. I write and present on international politics, protection of civilians, South Sudan, peacekeeping, sanctions, and the laws of war.

'EU Weapons Exports Will Backfire', Global Public Policy Institute - Peace Lab, 27 August 2019.
'Taking Stock of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan', Africa Center for Strategic Studies, 2019.
'What’s Wrong with Drones?' in The American Way of Bombing, edited by Matthew Evangelista and Henry Shue, Cornell University Press, 2014.