Dahlia is a visiting PhD student at AC4 from the Australian National University. Her dissertation is examining how United Nations transitional administrations in Cambodia, Kosovo, and East Timor incorporated local perspectives into their post-conflict rebuilding strategies. She focuses on four crucial areas according to the rebuilding component of the 2001 Responsibility to Protect (R2P) document: security, justice and reconciliation, development, and good governance. She is the recipient of the 2015 Dissertation Award by the Academic Council on the United Nations Systems (ACUNS). Dahlia obtained her MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan and BA in Sociology from the University of the Philippines, both with distinctions.