Kelsey Coolidge

Kelsey Coolidge
Kelsey Coolidge
Position: Researcher
Research Topics: Gender & Security
Expertise: Violence Against Women, Women

Kelsey provides research support for a number of OEF Research projects while also focusing on her own individual research on topics such as women in politics and government, women, peace, and security; and the role of civil society organizations in global governance. Additional research interests include international development and MENA region history and politics. She received her master’s in International Administration with a concentration in gender, development, and statistics in June 2016 from the Josef Korbel School for International Studies. She graduated from Seton Hall University in 2012 with B.S in Diplomacy and International affairs with a minor in environmental studies. She has intermediate proficiency in Arabic and continues independent language practice. Prior to joining the One Earth Future Foundation's Research program in 2012, she had a number of internships with UN-system organizations, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as well as various with non-profit organizations. She has additional experience with strategic communications, social media, blogging, and community activism.


women's rights and civil society in the Philippines

Advancing Women's Rights in Davao City, Philippines: The Role of Local Civil Society

Written by Kelsey Coolidge on June 6, 2017

Civil society actors play an influential role in supporting human rights.

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Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, OEF Research on April 20, 2017

This guide was produced by the Stanley Foundation in collaboration with the Stimson Center. It reviews findings from a seven week consultation process with eighty-two professionals working in global governance.

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Refugees and National Security

Fact Sheet: Refugees and U.S. National Security

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, OEF Research on February 24, 2017

This fact sheet provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.

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Renewable Energy in Somalia

Powering Progress II: The Potential of Renewable Energy in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, David Poplack on May 9, 2016

This report provides a common operating picture based on diverse information collected from renewable energy experts, development actors, donors, and Somali businesspeople in the traditional and emerging renewable energy market.

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Non State actors and Governance

The Rise of Non-State Actors in Global Governance: Opportunities and Limitations

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, Thomas G. Weiss on August 17, 2013

The success of non-state actors does not mean that intergovernmental organizations have no role — quite the contrary.

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