Chasing a career focused on the UN, peacekeeping and protection of civilians

Chasing a career focused on the UN, peacekeeping and protection of civilians
At a time when Australia’s political confidence in multilateralism has been waning and less attention is being paid by Australia to Africa, now is a good time to reflect on the experiences of someone closely engaged in these areas. 
 
Lisa Sharland works for the Stimson Centre with the Protecting the Civilians in Conflict Program. She has spent time working at the United Nations as the Defence Policy Advisor to the Australian Mission and spent the last seven years in Canberra working for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) as its Head of International Program.  
 
On 15 Minutes in Canberra, Lisa explains what it means to work in an area charged with the protection of civilians in conflict, gives her take on whether Africa should be considered part of the Indo-Pacific, and provides tips and tricks for people interested in a career in this field. As an added bonus, Lisa reveals how a literal elephant in the room disrupted her conference in Zambia!