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Emily K. Scott

Emily K. M. Scott is a postdoctoral fellow at the Sié Center for International Security & Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and is jointly seated at Oxfam America in DC. She is also Research Affiliate with McGill University’s Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. She recently earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2019. Scott studies why and how operational, service-delivery INGOs make first moves into new areas of activity and control, with a particular focus on responses to refugee health needs after the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Elliot School of International Affairs’ Institute of Middle East Studies in Washington, DC in 2016-2017. Emily’s interests include non-state governance, humanitarianism, development and aid, conflict and security studies, Middle East and North African politics, international relations, and comparative politics. She has worked in humanitarianism and as a researcher with organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency’s Afghanistan Task Force, the UNDP in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Carter Center in South Sudan, and Doctors Without Borders in Canada.