School of International Service
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- Dr Claudia Hofmann is the Director of the Master in International Service (MIS) program at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Dr Hofmann’s research addresses the role of non-state actors in world politics, with a particular emphasis on rebels, insurgents, and organized criminal groups as a challenge to foreign and security policy. Her recent research focuses on the interplay between drugs and organized criminal groups and national security. Dr Hofmann has a rich background in academic teaching and policy-oriented in-depth research on both sides of the Atlantic. Her work has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed academic publications, international policy papers, presentations, and policy consultations.
DegreesPh.D., Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany; M.A., International Conflict Analysis, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, Belgium; B.A.(hons), Politics & Government and History, University of Kent, UK
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Non-state armed actors, such as rebels, militias, warlords, insurgents, and organized criminal groups, non-state conflict management, foreign and security policy, and negotiation and mediation.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Transatlantic Post-doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2010
- Publications Award, University of Cologne, Germany, 2006
Work In Progress
- (submitted) with Virginia Comolli, Drug Markets, Security and Foreign Aid, London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House / International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
- (in manuscript) with Carolin Goerzig, “Improving Negotiation Willingness. From Approach Avoidance to Ripeness in the Middle East Conflict”
- (in manuscript) with Judith Vorrath, “The Effects of Exile Rebel Leadership in Armed Conflicts”
- “Uruguay Marijuana Bill Portends New Era in Drug Policy," (with Benoît Gomis), in World Politics Review, 20 August 2013.
- Gamechanging Report on Drugs in the Americas, Expert Comment on the OAS Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas, London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 2013.
- Reasoning with Rebels. International NGOs’ Approaches to Engaging Armed Groups, SWP Research Paper, Berlin: German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), 2012.
- “Reasoning with Rebels: the Nitty-Gritty of Engaging Armed Groups," in Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University, 2012.
- “Taliban Talks: Not the Solution to Afghanistan’s Problems,” in Kings of War, Department of War Studies, King's College London, 2012.
- Peace Negotiations in the Philippines: The Government, the MILF and International NGOs, USIP Peace Brief 91, Washington: United States Institute of Peace, 2011.
- NGOs and Nonstate Armed Actors. Improving Compliance with International Norms (with Ulrich Schneckener), USIP Special Report 284, Washington: United States Institute of Peace, 2011.
- “Engaging Non-State Armed Actors. Options and Strategies” (with Ulrich Schneckener), in International Review of the Red Cross 93 (883): 1-19, 2011.
- Development Cooperation and Non-State Armed Groups, (with Jörn Grävingholt and Stephan Klingebiel), Bonn: German Development Institute (DIE) (Studies 29), 2007.
- Learning in Modern International Society, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2007.
- “Engaging Non-State Armed Groups in Humanitarian Action,” in International Peacekeeping 13 (3): 396-409, 2006.
- “Considerations for an Engagement with Armed Groups” (online), Specialized Training on Gender in Humanitarian Action (ATHA) / Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2012
- “Breaking the Deadlock in the Middle East Peace Process” (organizer), Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA, 2012
- "Engaging Armed Groups. Options and Strategies” (online), Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2012
- “Conflict Prevention on Both Sides of the Atlantic”, Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention and Integrated Conflict Management in the German Bundestag, German Embassy, Washington, DC, USA, 2011
- “The Effects of Exile Rebel Leadership in Civil War”, Third Convention of the International Politics Section of the German Association for Political Science, LMU Munich, Germany, 2011
- “Opportunities and Limits of Engaging Non-State Armed Groups“, FCO-LSE Workshop, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK, 2010
- “Security Governance and Non-State Conflict Management. Opportunities and Limits of NGOs Engaging Non-State Armed Groups”, 8th International Security Forum on Coping with Global Change, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009
- “How to Cope with Non-State Armed Groups? Options and Strategies”, Workshop on Modern Protectorates, Culture and Dark Networks, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2008