David Morgan

PhD Candidate

David Morgan

David is a PhD Candidate with the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Canada, and a Doctoral Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies. Funded by a Trudeau Scholarship and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, his doctoral research explores the changing landscape of humanitarian aid, particularly in the context of increasingly protracted armed conflicts, multiplying environmental disasters, and new risks posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and international migration. He hopes to better understand the ways in which aid agencies have made sense of and attempted to address these challenges, and highlights the need to evaluate existing identities, roles, and relationships across the humanitarian community. David is also actively involved with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, the Canadian Humanitarian Coalition, and the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network. Previously, he completed a Master of Arts in political science at the University of British Columbia in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international development studies at Dalhousie University in 2009.

Current Curriculum Vitae

Fields of Interest

  • Humanitarian action and aid policy
  • International development
  • International organisations and NGOs


Morgan, D. (July 2015). Syria-Iraq Country Report: Children and Security. Halifax NS: Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative.

Morgan, D., Zinck, E., and O’Bright, B. (Eds.) (November 2014). Children, Youth, and Security: Working paper series. Halifax NS: Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. http://www.bowles.childsoldiers.org.

Morgan, D. (September 2013). Rethinking Canadian Aid: Foundations, Contradictions and Possibilities: Workshop Report. Halifax, NS: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.

Morgan, D., Abdul-Razzaq, D., Black, D., Manion, I., Este, D., Wekerle, C., Forshner, A., and Ungar, M. (2013). Promising Practices to Help Children and Youth who have been Exposed to Violence. Halifax, NS: CYCC Network.

Morgan, D. (September 2012). Surviving Violence: Comparative Perspectives: Workshop Report. Halifax, NS: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.

Conference papers

Morgan, D. (June 2015). Made in Geneva?: Understanding the Internal Crisis of Humanitarian Action. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Ottawa ON.

O’Bright, B. and Morgan, D. (June 2015). Civilian Self-Protection in the Context of Intra-State Conflict: A Case for Information and Communications Technology. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Ottawa ON.

Morgan, D. (March 2014). Rethinking Civilian Protection: The Intersections of International and Local Understandings of Protection. Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto ON.

Morgan, D. (2011). Masculinity and Peacebuilding: The Missing Half of Gender?. Paper presented at the Gender, Violence and Armed Conflict Graduate Symposium, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC.


Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, Trudeau Foundation, 2013-2016 ($180,000)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Government of Canada, 2013-2016 ($150,000)

Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, Killam Trusts, 2013-2017 (Honorary)

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship, SSHRC (Declined)

Glyn R. Berry Memorial Scholarship in International Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, 2012-2016 (Honorary)

SSHRC Joseph Armand-Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, SSHRC, 2010-2011 ($17,500)

Chancellor’s Scholarship, Dalhousie University, 2005-2009 ($32,000)

Professional Affiliations

Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies

Research Associate, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Junior Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva CH)