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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;
- negotiation and mediation.
- with Carolin Goerzig, “The Dark Side of Recognition. Mutual Exclusiveness of Passive and Active Recognition in the Middle East Conflict”, in: Christopher Daase, Caroline Fehl, Anna Geis, and Georgios Kolliarakis (eds.), Recognition in International Relations, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Local Marijuana Legalization in U.S., Mexico May Impact Hemisphere-Wide Policy, in: World Politics Review, 7 March 2014.
- with Virginia Comolli, Drug Markets, Security and Foreign Aid, Report 6, Modernising Drug Law Enforcement, London: International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) / Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House / International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2013.
- Reasoning with Rebels. International NGOs’ Approaches to Engaging Armed Groups, SWP Research Paper, Berlin: German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), 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.
- 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.
Work In Progress
- (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”
- “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
- “Opportunities and Limits of Engaging Non-State Armed Groups“, FCO-LSE Workshop, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK, 2010